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Scott McCloud - Acuff Chair of Excellence

Scott McCloud is the 2014 Acuff Chair of Excellence in the Department of Art at Austin Peay State University. He is teaching a class titled “Comics and Visual Communication” during the spring semester.

Mr. McCloud is an internationally known comics theorist and creator of graphic novels, best known for his three works of non-fiction, Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics, and Making Comics, all written in the graphic novel format. After college he began his career in New York in the traditional superhero comics business, but soon branched out on his own, creating Zot!, a light-hearted comic about both superheroes and normal life on earth. He is currently finishing up another work of graphic fiction to be published in early 2014.

Established in 1985, the Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence brings regionally and nationally acclaimed artists to campus to work with students and the community in a dynamic atmosphere of unrestricted experimentation. The Center and the Acuff Circle of Excellence produced a video in tribute to Roy Acuff and to showcase the importance of the Acuff Chair of Excellence to the university and students. Click here to view the video.