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Convocation: Artist Grant Snider on Creativity and Failure

Grant Snider's comics and illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Best American Comics 2013, and on his website Incidental Comics. He illustrated Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts.

A collection of his comics, The Shape of Ideaswas published by Abrams in  May 2017.

Grant lives in Wichita, Kansas with his wife, daughter, and two sons, where he also practices orthodontics. You can often find him carrying a sketchbook, lost in his own thoughts. 

About his new book, The Shape of Ideas:

What does an idea look like? And where do they come from? Grant Snider’s illustrations will motivate you to explore these questions, inspire you to come up with your own answers and, like all Gordian knots, prompt even more questions. Whether you are a professional artist or designer, a student pursuing a creative career, a person of faith, someone who likes walks on the beach, or a dreamer who sits on the front porch contemplating life, this collection of one- and two-page comics will provide insight into the joys and frustrations of creativity, inspiration, and process—no matter your age or creative background.

Earlier Event: September 27
Convocation: Poet Aaron Brown: "Acacia Road"
Later Event: October 5
Fall Coffeehouse