Help the NCSML kick off the Year of Beer in style! Come and spend an afternoon laughing and learning about alternative comics and creativity while having a delicious beer with your friends. We will learn fun ways to tell stories using simple drawings and easy creative writing techniques. No drawing experience necessary!
Rachel Marie-Crane Williams is an artist and teacher currently employed as an Associate Professor at the University of Iowa. She has a joint appointment between the School of Art and Art History and Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. Her work as a researcher and creative scholar has always been focused on women’s issues, community, art, and people who are incarcerated. She earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing from East Carolina University and an MFA (Studio Art) and a Ph.D.(Art Education) from Florida State University.
American alternative/single creator comics and graphic novels have been at the heart of her creative scholarship for the past few years. Her graphic scholarship has been published by the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, and the International Journal of Comic Art. Her current projects include a graphic novel about the Detroit Race Riots of 1943, a mini comic about police brutality, and The Prison Chronicles, a series of stories about working in women’s prisons.