Japan Week | Gyotaku Fish Printing Demo on AADL.TV

In celebration of Japan Week, and in partnership with the University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies, AADL staff present a demonstration of Gyotaku – the art of fish printing.

Gyotaku dates to the mid-1800s, and was originally a form of record keeping, but it has evolved into an art form. In this brief demonstration, you'll learn the tools needed to make your own prints from real or artificial fish.  The AADL staff use a set of synthetic fish for printing.

AASE Presents: Amanda Sewell on Wendy Carlos on AADL.TV

After a meteoric rise to fame with 1968's Switched-On Bach, composer Wendy Carlos retreated from the public eye. A transgender woman, she chose to release more albums under her male birth name for over a decade. After a very public disclosure of her transition in Playboy magazine in 1979, Carlos was briefly back in the spotlight. Since then, her relationship with journalists and scholars has been tenuous. Her fans haven't fared much better: none of her music is available on streaming platforms, and she aggressively guards her copyright on YouTube.

Celebrating A2CAF | 2019 Kids' Comics Awards

We're celebrating A2CAF this year by revisiting some of our favorite author and artist events from A2CAFs past.

Which comic in 2018 had the most epic adventure? Which comic had the best friends? Kids voted in these and other categories, including their favorite characters and graphic novels! Help us celebrate the seventh annual Kids’ Comics Awards! With puppets, cartoonists, and lots of laughs!

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Celebrating A2CAF | Jarrett J. Krosoczka

We're celebrating A2CAF this year by revisiting some of our favorite author and artist events from A2CAFs past.

The author of the Lunch Lady series, Platypus Police Squad, and the latest Star Wars: Jedi Academy, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, demonstrates the process of making stories that people will care about, takes questions from the audience, and does some live drawing during the 2017 Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival.

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