Event Title

Positive Portrayals of Disabilities in Popular Webcomics: A Small Case Study

Location

Goldstein Student Center

Event Website

http://crippingthecon.com/

Start Date

11-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

11-4-2013 3:30 PM

Description

The narrow markets for newspapers comics and comic books limits the stories and characters published. However, the unrestricted and burgeoning webcomic community produces comics involving diverse topics, including disabilities. While not all such inclusions are commendable, this presentation provides analysis on how disabilities are positively portrayed in several popular webcomics.

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Full presentation will be available in August 2013.

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Apr 11th, 2:00 PM Apr 11th, 3:30 PM

Positive Portrayals of Disabilities in Popular Webcomics: A Small Case Study

Goldstein Student Center

The narrow markets for newspapers comics and comic books limits the stories and characters published. However, the unrestricted and burgeoning webcomic community produces comics involving diverse topics, including disabilities. While not all such inclusions are commendable, this presentation provides analysis on how disabilities are positively portrayed in several popular webcomics.

http://surface.syr.edu/bts_conf/2013/Presentations/3