Monday, January 24, 2011


Jen Murvin-Edwards (left) and Jason Aaron (right) pose in front of Aaron's comic display
during a meet-greet-and-sign at MSU.

By Chris Wilson

A TGC operative sent me an email about a comic signing at my local university. With bow tie and Spider-Man belt buckle, I rushed after school to see what was going on. 

Jen Murvin-Edwards, creative writing instructor  (Short Story Fiction and Intro to Graphic Narrative) at Missouri State University brought comic writer, Jason Aaron (SCALPED, THE OTHER SIDE) to MSU so her graphic narrative writing students could meet him. 

I told Aaron I was going to purchase a comic; however, I wanted him to tell me what graphic novel he thought I should purchase. For the purposes of the classroom, Aaron thought THE OTHER SIDE would be better than, say, SCALPED because of the length. THE OTHER SIDE it was and I asked him to sign it for TGC. 

Aaron signed comics and talked shop with the writers.

The store front, which was a hair saloon just a few years ago, was now a quaint book store, with a significant portion of the shelves displaying comics. It was cool and a testament to how widely read comics are among youth. 

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