Dennis O'Neil, famed writer of Batman and Green Lantern/Green Arrow comics, teacher, lecturer and even Bleeding Cool contributor, will be recognized for his lifetime of achievements in pursuing causes of peace and justice by the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta as part of a weekend program celebrating comic books on December 7th and 8th.
The Carter Presidential Library & Museum announces "In partnership with The Hero Initiative, the Carter Library presents an evening with social justice warrior and comic book writer and editor Dennis O'Neil". Friday evening will feature a panel discussion with O'Neil, Christopher Herndon and Christopher Priest. Join us Saturday for a Family Day with local comic book writers, illustrators, and vendors. Saturday the panels include "Comic Books and Social Justice" and "Dennis O'Neil and Batman."
Events will include:
Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
Dennis O'Neil and Beyond: Bringing Change Through Comics
Dennis O'Neil's comic scripts of the early 1970s took the major issues of the day—racism, poverty, drug addiction and more—and brought them front and center into comics. O'Neil is joined by Christopher Priest (Black Panther, Deathstroke), Christopher Herndon (Star Trek), Kyle Puttkammer (Hero Cats) and more to discuss how comics have changed our lives and will continue to do so.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 11:00 a.m.
Family Day: Comics Chat and Marketplace
Christopher Herndon, Paul Jenkins, Christopher Priest, Kyle Puttkammer, Darren Vincenzo, and other comic creators will talk about their work, what propelled them into their career choice, and how they use their talents to fight for justice, following in the footsteps of Dennis O'Neil.
Select books and merchandise will be available for sale from Galactic Quest Comics, and a limited autograph signing with the creators will take place.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 1:00 p.m.
Dennis O'Neil on Batman and More
Dennis O'Neil talks about his life and times: How he entered the comics biz, and later brought Batman back to his gothic roots. O'Neil will explain his tenures at both Marvel and DC Comics, and what he's seen over the arc of a legendary career.
"We are looking forward to partnering with The Hero Initiative to celebrate Denny and his legacy as an advocate for social justice with a weekend full of exciting events," said Dr. Meredith Evans, Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.
Anyone fancy going and reporting back for Bleeding Cool?