This week on Under the Radar with Callie Crossley:

Superman, Wonder Woman, Black Panther — that's probably what most of us picture when we think about comic books.

But a local cartoonist argues that comics are much more than just superheroes or Sunday paper comic strips.

In his exhibit, “ Comics Is A Medium, Not A Genre,” Joel Christian Gill includes almost 200 works, ranging from Charles M. Schulz’s first Peanuts comic in 1950, to Black cartoonists who have used their drawings to tell stories about race and social justice.

We sit down with Gill and discuss his argument why comics are not just for children, but everyone.


Joel Christian Gill, cartoonist, author, chair of the MFA in Visual Narrative at Boston University, and curator of the “Comics Is A Medium, Not A Genre” exhibit at Boston University