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Art Across the Lines: A Panel on Voyage of the St. Louis

Museum of Photographic Arts
Thursday, November 18, 2021
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Welcome to the first event of Art Across the Lines!

In a culture in which pictures dominate the story landscape, how do we learn to read, think, and move between cultures with these stories?

Our project takes a step in our understanding of storytelling through comics and between cultures by focusing on how these stories are written, shared, and translated.

Join us as we focus on Red Car Press’s new graphic novel, Voyage of the St. Louis, exploring the medium of comics, the intersection of graphic novel and journalism, and storytelling across borders.

Panel Members

Antony Shugaar (Red Car Press)
Alonso Nunez (Little Fish Comic Book Studio)
Antonio Iannotta (SDIFF)

Moderated byVictor Laruccia (SDIFF)

About Voyage of the St. Louis – Courage on the High Seas, by Sara Dellabella and Alessio Lo Manto

On May 13, 1939, the German transatlantic liner St. Louis set sail from Hamburg. Its destination is Cuba. There are 937 Jews on board, fleeing the growing Nazi threat. The German captain, Gustav Schröder, is forced to steam back to Europe, after both Cuba and the United States governments refuse to help the passengers. Hopes are raised for placement with the host nations of Belgium, Great Britain, Holland, and France. As Nazi Germany prepares to invade Europe, the epilogue is a devastating one for many aboard the St. Louis.

The graphic novel was originally published in Italy by Round Robin.

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