Comics have long had a connection with subculture. In the punk movement, comics found an aesthetic that could help preach a message to the counterculture. This panel examines how both mainstream and underground comics have borrowed and used the punk aesthetic for their own means. Christopher B. Field (Southern Illinois University-Carbondale) discusses OMAC by Jack Kirby and how the underappreciated work uses the punk aesthetic. Michael MacBride (Minnesota State University) examines how punk music and Justin Green's Binky Brown react differently to male sexuality. Christopher Douglas (Southern Illinois University) compares the aesthetic of the Japanese cyberpunk manga Akira to the bosozoku motorcycle gangs of the 1980s. Keegan Lannon (Aberystwyth University) discusses Grant Morrison's The Invisibles as a punk manifesto.
Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Attendance numbers do not account for private attendees. Get there early!