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ReggieCon with Guests Marvel Artist David Mack and Dr. Lee Francis IV, November 16 – News


ReggieCon will honor Native American History Month from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16 via Zoom. The panel will host New York Times best-selling artist David Mack, Native American Marvel character creator Echoand returning special guest Dr. Lee Francis IV, author of the graphic novel Ghost River: The Rise and Fall of Conestoga.

The conversation will focus on Mack’s graphic novel, Daredevil Vol. 8: Echo-vision quest. To create and build the character of Echo (Maya Lopez), Mack said he was inspired by the tales his uncle (Cherokee) told him when he was a child.

There is no cost to attend. Those interested can join the Zoom webinar at ReggieCon website.

Mack earned an Emmy Award nomination for the Jessica Jones Netflix opening titles. His graphic novel COVER, co-created with Brian Michael Bendis, was nominated for three Eisner Awards for Best Graphic Novel, Best Cover Artist and Best Painter. In 2018, Mack received the prestigious Inkpot Award for Achievement in Comics.

Francis IV (Pueblo de Laguna) is an award-winning poet, writer and author. He is the CEO and Founder of Native Realities LLC, a Native Imagination Company, which has published the largest assortment of Native-centric comics in the world.

Also on hand for ReggieCon’s Native American Heritage Month celebration are ReggieCon crew members: Dr. Scott Jordan, chair of the department of psychology at Illinois State University; Mr. Victor Dandridge, Jr., founder of Vantage InHouse Productions; Dr. Vanessa Hintz, licensed clinical psychologist and diversity, equity and inclusion professional; and Dr. Eric Wesselmann, associate professor of psychology at Illinois State.

ReggieCon is sponsored by the Office of Enrollment Management and Academic Services, the Sage Trust Fund and the Department of Psychology. ReggieCon is its third year as a series of virtual panels that will be held throughout the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. Each panel is comprised of a panel of comedic and popular media experts and focuses on the issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. Panel topics align with national recognition months such as Latinx Heritage, LGBTQ History, Black History, and Asia-Pacific Heritage Months.

Upcoming panels include:

Uncanny X-Men Chapter 161: The Gold Rush
December 7
Universal Human Rights Month

After the rain
February 16
black history month

Jessica Jones: Return of the Purple Man
March 15
women’s history month

Habibti Pada
April 12
Arab American Heritage Month

The wind picks up
May 3
Asia Pacific Heritage Month