Cartoonist and graphic novelist James Sturm will present a slide talk on his work on Monday, March 7, at The Johns Hopkins University. “Cartooning, Internet Addiction, Religion, and Starting a College” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the F. Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center, on the Homewood campus at 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. A book-signing will follow.

In addition to his ground-breaking books Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow, James Sturm’s America: God, Gold, and Golems, Market Day, and the Eisner Award-winning The Fantastic Four: Unstable Molecules, Sturm’s comics, writing, and illustrations have appeared in scores of national and regional publications including The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Onion, The New York Times, and on the cover of The New Yorker.

As the director and co-founder of The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS), a two-year MFA program in cartooning in White River Junction, Vermont, Sturm is also a noted educator. CCS brings together top-tier faculty and the country’s most talented cartoonists to work with the field’s up-and-coming artists and is the only higher educational institution of its kind in North America.

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“Cartooning, Internet Addiction, Religion, and Starting a College” is co-sponsored by Homewood Art Workshops and Homewood Arts Programs. Visitor parking on campus is available in the South Garage, 3101 Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21211. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-516-6705.