Sep. 12

MFA ILP Lunchtime Lecture: Chris Staros

September 12, 2019
12:15 PM – 1 PM
Fred Lazarus IV Center
131 W North Ave
Chris Staros/Jenni Girtman

Chris Staros is the Editor-in-Chief of Top Shelf Productions (, one of the leading independent publishers of literary graphic novels. He’s also an adjunct professor at SCAD, and the former Chairman of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Since co-founding Top Shelf in 1997, Top Shelf has published over 350 graphic novels that have helped the medium of comics thrive as a well-rounded and literary art form. Most notably: John Lewis’ MARCH; Alan Moore's FROM HELL and THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN; Craig Thompson’s BLANKETS; Jeff Lemire’s ESSEX COUNTY; Kim Dwinell’s SURFSIDE GIRLS; and the upcoming THEY CALLED US ENEMY by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, & Harmony Becker -- all of which have garnered accolades from the likes of CNN, NPR, Time, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and the New York Times.