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.