Ad Astra 2016

Toronto, Ontario, 29th April to 1st May 2016


29th April to 1st May 2016 10:00 am - 11:59 pm

Website: Ad Astra 2016


Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel and Suites
9005 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 1B2
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April 30, 2016, 5:00 pm

Thinking Outside the Superhero Box


As a medium, comics have long been associated with capes and cowls. But why? In their early days, there were many great horror, romance and mystery comics available. And today, a wide variety of comics publishers offer fantastic science fiction and fantasy comics that tell an enormous range of stories, some of which (like Saga, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, or The Walking Dead) have been hugely successful. The form has also been used to tell dramatic, difficult stories in the case of comics like Maus or Persepolis. So why do superheroes still dominate the medium and represent comics in the public consciousness? This is a panel to discuss the history of comics and share recommendations to those who are looking for non-superhero comics and who are interested in the medium as a whole.

Hall: Newmarket Track: Art Music and Comics Type: Panel