Dr. Hatfield, along with his colleague Michael Dooley, will be hosting a free Zoom panel featuring five past judges of the Will Eisner Comics Industry Awards, the most prestigious prizes in the US comics field. The panelists will discuss their Eisner Award judging experiences as well as the current state of the graphic novel genre. This panel celebrates Will Eisner Week, an annual literacy-themed event named (like the Eisner Awards) for pioneering comics artist, graphic novelist, and educator Will Eisner.
- Dr. Hatfield (2013), co-organizer and moderator of this event, CSUN professor, curator, co-editor, and author
- Michael Dooley (2020), co-organizer and moderator of this event, designer, historian, and arts journalist who teaches at ArtCenter and LMU.
- Karen Green (2011), writer, teacher, Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University
- William H. Foster (2014), scholar, lecturer, curator, and teacher
- Heidi MacDonald (1993), editor, journalist, podcaster, founder and editor-in-chief of The Beat: The Blog of Comics Culture