Volume 93, Issue 64
Tuesday, January 25, 2000
Comic strip fans will have the opportunity to meet some of their favourite artists, as Western will host a lecture series entitled POW! WHAM! BANG!
The five part guest lecture series begins tomorrow and features Jerry Robinson, an original Batman artist and creator of the Joker character, said organizer John Lent.
Lent, who has been studying comic art for the past 20 years and is the editor of the International Journal of Comic Art, said he believed comic art plays an important role in everybody's lives as a medium for education, development and propaganda.
He added the lectures will take place at 7 p.m. in Rm. 3345 of Somerville House.
Western has exceeded their goal for the 1999 United Way campaign.
The goal for this year was $260,000 and it has already been surpassed, said Kris Dundas, communications co-ordinator for the London and Middlesex United Way.
"The overall goal for this year was $5 million, with Western being one of the largest contributors," he said. "Western students have donated $15,000 to this year's campaign so far."
The United Way campaign, which concludes at the end of the month, helps to raise funds for approximately 70 social programs and services throughout London, Dundas said.
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