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The Art of Graphic Storytelling: Artist Talk and Comics Workshop with Rafael Maldonado Bad Hand

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November 9 from 4-7pm

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Did you know DU has an Indigenous graphic novel collection? Learn about what it’s like to create graphic novels and comics with artist Rafael Maldonado Bad Hand. He will be leading an artist talk about his artistic process and his works, and a graphic novel workshop to give students hands-on experience with creating comics or graphic novels on November 9 in AAC 290.


The artist talk will begin at 4pm, and the workshop will be from 5-7pm. The workshop has limited space, so please RSVP to participate.


Art supplies and dinner from Tocabe will be provided for workshop participants.

Meet the Artist Rafael Maldonado Bad Hand

Rafael Maldonado Bad Hand
 Rafael Maldonado Bad Hand is the artist, writer and creator of the independent comic, “Pilla”, the story of a young girl searching for her father in a post-apocalyptic world where humans are on the bottom of the food chain. In 2021 he was the recipient of the Imagine 2020 arts award, presented at the proclamation reading of Indigenous Peoples Day for the city of Denver. Rafael has taken on a new independent endeavor with like minded Indigenous comic creators under the name of Rezilient Press and Bad/Song Studios and will be releasing his new book with Richard Crowsong next year. He hopes that his work will not only entertain but also spark conversations to help others reach a wider understanding of each other. Rafael can be reached at:
Facebook: RMBH Art Page
Instagram: @rmbh_art-