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Hillary Chute on Comics in the Time of COVID

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Detail from Christina Lee (@xxtinalee), “Post Quarantine Visions” (2020). Shows a drawing of two hands clapping (one yellow and one green) with an orange and blue background.

“Rescue Party is a reminder that in the struggle for better times—for political and social transformation—one needs to be able to imagine what one wants.”

Distinguished Professor of English and Art + Design Hillary Chute was featured in Public Books, an online magazine of ideas, scholarship, and the arts, for an essay on comics in the time of COVID. In “Can Comics Save Your Life?”, Chute explores the pandemic art project series Rescue Party, which has evolved into a large-scale, global collaboration between artists and regular people all trying their hand at expressing a “utopian or ideal future post-virus.” Read the full essay on the Public Books website.

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