The Power of Myth | Artwork by Jiba Molei Anderson

Artwork by Jiba Molei Anderson, a keynote speaker for the 2019 African American Read-in at Penn State Altoona. Anderson will present “The Power of Myth: Representation in Comics” from noon-1 p.m. on Feb. 11 in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.

Image: Jiba Molei Anderson

Jiba Molei Anderson, Keynote Presentation

Monday, February 11, 2019
12:00 p.m.
Titelman Study, Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts

Penn State Altoona will host a keynote presentation by Jiba Molei Anderson Monday, February 11, 2019 at noon in the Titelman Study of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. The keynote presentation is part of Penn State Altoona’s annual African American Read-In.

Jiba Molei Anderson is CEO of Griot Enterprises—a publishing company and visual communication studio—and creator of its flagship property, The Horsemen.  He is also the curator of 4 Pages 16 Bars: A Visual Mixtape, an anthology which focuses on independent works from creators of color and. Anderson also maintains The Afrosoul Chronicles, a blog about comics, pop culture, politics and race.

Anderson has had numerous one-man and group shows, art directed and published over 12 books, and has been invited to speak about his work and the representation of race and culture at various institutions including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Ohio State University. The Horsemen: Divine Intervention and the anthology 4 Pages 16 Bars: A Visual Mixtape have been used as textbooks for classes at OSU.

Anderson has been employed as a graphic designer, animator, art director, and graphic novelist for entertainment and educational institutions such as Universal Music Group, the University of Illinois - Chicago, the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and the Chicago Academy of Music including The Song of Lionogo: An Indian Ocean Mythological Remix for the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (with Brightseed Collaborative).

Currently, Mr. Anderson is employed as a Part – Time Lecturer at Chicago State University. Learn more about Griot Enterprises on their website. Find out more about Penn State Altoona’s African American Read-In on their site.