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Thursday November 30, 2017

NCCC Hosts Author and Comic Book Historian

Winsted, CT – William H. Foster III, noted comic book historian, researcher, and collector, will give a presentation at Northwestern Connecticut Community College on Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12 to 1 p.m. in the Draper Conference Center (lower level of the Learning Resources Center). The event is free and open to the public.

Poet, essayist, playwright, and editorialist, Foster has written numerous publications including Looking for a Face Like Mine (2005) and Dreaming of a Face Like Ours (2010), which are both a collection of his published essays, articles and interviews that explore the historical portrayal of people of color in the world of comics.

As a long time comic book collector and researcher, Foster has been an expert commentator for both CNN News and National Public Radio and has appeared as an expert on the PBS series History Detectives. He was a consultant on the historical image of Blacks in both comic strips and comic books for the Words and Pictures Museum of Fine Sequential Art in Northampton, MA, and also a consultant to the 2004 exhibit, Heroes, Heartthrobs, and Horrors: Celebrating Connecticut’s Invention of the American Comic Book presented by the Connecticut Historical Society. Foster has displayed his exhibits across the country and has presented his research internationally in Germany, England, Sweden, and China. He is currently a professor of English at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, CT.

This event is sponsored by the NCCC Diversity Committee and the NCCC Cultural Committee. For more information, please contact Susan Stiller at