Reflections on the Politics of Race and Gender in Comics: A Conversation with Valentine De Landro

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Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

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Canadian comic-book artist, illustrator, and designer Valentine De Landro joins faculty and students from the University of Toronto for a conversation about the politics of race and gender in the world of comics. Valentine’s credits include titles from Marvel, DC Comics, IDW, Valiant, and Dark Horse. He’s known for Marvel Knights: 4 and X-Factor. He is also the co-creator with Kelly Sue DeConnick of BITCH PLANET, a women-in-prison sci-fi exploitation riff – think Margaret Atwood meets Inglourious Basterds – that was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2014.

Speaker Bio: Valentine De Landro is a Canadian comic book artist, illustrator, and designer. His credits include titles published from DC Comics, Marvel, IDW, Valiant, and Dark Horse. He is the co-creator of BITCH PLANET with Kelly Sue DeConnick.


Mio Otsuka


Valentine De Landro
Canadian comic book artist, illustrator, and designer

Max Mishler
Assistant Professor, Deparment of History, University of Toronto

Nicholas Sammond
Opening Remarks
Director, Centre forr the Study of the United States, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

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