==Allied Resources ==
Contact & Media Relations
Gene Kannenberg, Jr. received a PhD from the University of Connecticut in 2002; his dissertation discussed the comics of Winsor McCay, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware. He has given presentations about comics in the USA, Canada, and Belgium, and his writing about comic art has appeared in publications like The Comics Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the International Journal of Comic Art, Hogan's Alley, and various academic essay collections. Formerly the Chair of the International Comic Art Festival, he maintains the website ComicsResearch.org. His book 500 Essential Graphic Novels was published by Collins Design in 2008.
Contact Dr. Kannenberg:
Interviews with Dr. Kannenberg:
Get to Know Bear-Con Guest Speaker - The Racquette, March 25, 2011
Young, Smart, Sexy: Meet Gene Kannenberg, Jr. - SuperITCH, July 1, 2010
The Essentials - Gene Kannenberg, Jr. - Sequential Tart, October 20 2008
The Adventures of Tintin - Here on Earth radio program, guest along with Alex Buchet. Wisconsin Public Radio, August 19, 2010.
Filmmakers turn to graphic novels for plots, by Lana Berkowitz - Houston Chronicle, August 13[?], 2010; dailycomet.com, August 13.
Menace to Comic Heroes? / Digital piracy is
creeping into the industry..., by Michelle Keller
- Los Angeles Times,
May 29, 2006.rpt NewsJournal
[Wilmington, DE], June 9; Baltimore
Sun, June 11; Journal
Gazette [Fort Wayne, IN], July 17. [details
at our blog]
Comic Wars: Cartoonists Take Potshots at Each Other, But it's All in Fun, by William Weir - Hartford Courant, May 22, 2006. [details at our blog]
Superhero Smackdown / In
Hollywood Battle Royale, It's
Batman (in the Black Trunks) vs. Fantastic Four,
by William Weir - Hartford
Courant, June 15, 2005.
Holy Youth Work / Comic books morph from dangerous villains to
heroes of healthy youth development, by Jim Myers -
Today, April 2005.
From Pulp to Pulitzer / How the
Underground Comic Found its Way to
by Fritz Lanham - Houston
Chronicle, August 29, 2004. [Excerpted at Diamond Bookshelf's Testimonials.]
OSU Cartoon Research Library Celebrates Ohio
Natives, by Kevin Parks - ThisWeek,
August 14, 2003.
Connecticut Had A Prominent Role In Helping Comic Book Industry Get Off
The Ground, by Steve Grant - Hartford
June 28, 2003.
Final Fantasy / Comic book culture is
growing up and may be leaving a generation behind, by Scott Renshaw -
Lake City Weekly, April 17, 2003.
Drawing Peace In the Middle East / Super Men
Replace Superman As the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Invades Comics, by Lisa Keys - Forward,
April 11, 2003.
Snoopy: A Beagle With Brains Becomes
by Sarah Boxer - New
York Times, March 24, 2001. [Discusses a presentation by Dr.
(then Mr.) Kannenberg at the 2000 Modern Language Association
Eternal, by William Weir. Hartford Courant,
July 15, 2000.
/ Funny pages a
cultural staple, by Martin DeAgostino - South Bend Tribune,
February 20, 2000.