Lectures and Workshops

It Came From The 1950's! The History of EC Comics

Monday, October 21, 2019

7:00 pm Add to Calendar

L.A. Times Media Center
Hillside Campus
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

America’s Mid-century was Mad-ness, from segregation & gender inequality to nuclear anxieties & Joe McCarthy-ism paranoia. But the 1950s also saw the original Mad, Tales from the Crypt, Weird Science-Fantasy, Frontline Combat, Crime SuspenStories, & other revolutionary EC Comics. These comic books both reflected and critiqued that deranged era. Come hear EC historians Thommy & Josh Burns put those innovative comics & their artists into sharp cultural perspective.

This event is free and open to the public.

Presented by Michael Dooley’s “Design History of Comics & Animation” class.