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Cool Things I've Done

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MEDIA INTERVIEWS/APPEARANCES:

 

2024

2023

  • 9News ("Denver man achieves childhood dream of creating comic books" - 2023)

2022

  • Denver 7  ("Denver man is the only living artist in new Denver Art Museum exhibit" - 2022)

  • The Denver Post  ("The Magi, aliens and Black cowboys: Ignored by publishing industry, R. Alan Brooks writes his own destiny" - 2022)

  • Denverite ("Moral complexities blend into fiction in R. Alan Brooks’ Anguish Garden series" -2022)

  • KCUR 89.3 Kansas City NPR ("A Kansas City comic company is making space for Black and brown characters in manga" - 2022)

  • Denver7  TV News   ("Authors, Educators Speak Out About Concealing History in Schools by Banning Books" - 2022)

2021

Previous Years

ADD'L PRESS/ HOSTING/ SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

 

2024

  • 1st place award winner at Society of Professional Journalists' "Top of The Rockies" awards ceremony - 5/4/24

  • Castlerock Museum - Keynote speaker - 4/11/24

  • Denver School of Innovation & Sustainable Design - Workshop with students - 3/8/24

  • Fort Collins Book Fest - Panelist for Poudre Libraries - 2/10/24

  • Cowboy Conversations - Hosted 3 events for the Museum of Contemporary Art Sep - Dec, '24

 

2023

  • Making It Up - Live podcast recording at Broomfield Library - 9/14/23

  • History Colorado - Friday Foster movie & comic discussion -8/18/23

  • Workshop & Juneteenth panelist at Wilkes University's summer MFA residency in PA -6/19/23

  • Litfest - Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Panelist & Workshop leader - 6/16/23

  • Colorado Creative Industries Summit - workshop - 5/1/23

  • The Grand Pod Slam - Host/presenter, Museum of Contemporary Art - 5/15/23

  • Beneson Strategy Group corporate retreat - Keynote speaker, Solvang, CA - 5/10/23

  • 1st place award winner at Society of Professional Journalists' "Top of The Rockies" awards ceremony - 4/22/23

  • The Village High School - Speaker - 4/17/23

  • CFIC Event, CO Sun Panelist - 3/16/23

  • Writing In Color - Speaker, Lighthouse Writers Workshop -2/17/23

  • Councilwoman Sarah Parady "We Love Denver" Party, speaker - 2/10/23

  • Book signing - Denver Art Museum - 1/13/23

2022

2021

  • "Moxie Mag" workshop for teens - Museum of Contemporary Art - 11/16/21

  • Panelist - Fan Expo Denver - 10/29/21

  • "Full Circle" - Opening event for my graphic novel exhibit - Denver Art Museum - 10/22/21

  • Moderator - "Yep, We're Supposed To Be Here" panel - Dairy Arts Center - 10/22/21

  • Panelist - TEDx Mile High Adventure - 10/19/21

  • "Making Art In Evil Times" workshop - Mile Hi Con - 10/02/21

  • Special Guest - Mesa County Comic Con - 9/18/21

  • "What'd I Miss?" Book Signing - Tattered Cover - 9/9/21

  • "Instagram Takeover" for Museum of Contemporary Art - 8/17/21

  • Featured artist: for Denver Art Museum's "Untitled" event 7/30/21

  • Keynote Speaker: University of Colorado (Denver) - Black History Month event 2/23/21

2020

  • TEDTalk speaker: for TEDxMileHigh: Rise 8/29/20

  • Keynote Speaker: RedLine Denver Art Gallery's 48 Hours Event 8/8/20

  • Moderator: EMBRACE — feat. Representative Leslie Herod, Denver Film's James Mejia and Colorado businesswoman Annie Kao — A conversation on race and bias in Colorado  8/6/2020

  • Keynote Speaker: Regis University'Summer Residency 7/24/20

2019

2018

  • Featured author/panel moderator at Tattered Cover’s Teen Book Con 2018.

  • Performed at Denver Art Museum’s “Untitled” event, with artist Thomas “Detour” Evans.

  • Spoke to students at Legend High School about creating their own graphic novels.

  • Main stage emcee and workshop instructor for Arise Music Festival 2018.

  • In a collaboration with Nerd Team 30, interviewed Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Charisma Carpenter (Buffy), and Lisa Berry (Supernatural)

  • Spoke to high school students about making a living through a career in the arts at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, Overland High School, Strive Prep- Rise, & Cherry Creek High School.

  • Interviewed in Rooster Magazine about surviving a college school shooting.

  • Interviewed about the cultural significance of the Black Panther film by Denver Post and Westword.

  • Featured performer at Untitled: Final Fridays for The Denver Art Museum.

  • Taught Graphic Novel Writing Workshop at the Writer’s Retreat for the Englewood Public Library.

2017

  • Main stage host/workshop leader at 2017 Arise Music Festival.

  • Featured speaker at New York Comic Con’s panel: Books As Flint: Using Graphic Novels to Spark Political Activism.

  • Keynote speaker for Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Philosophy Department event: Art and Advocacy.

  • Spoke to Arvada High School students about careers in creative fields.

  • Yearly host of the awards show for the Denver Independent Comic and Art Expo (DINK).

  • Official Judge for the 2016 Miss Black Colorado Scholarship Pageant.

  • Featured panelist at Denver Comic Con 2016 & 2017.

  • Featured speaker on multiple writers’ panels at AnomalyCon 2016 & 2017.

  • Organized and hosted We Don’t Wear Capes, an event featuring readings by various comic book creators at the Blair Caldwell African-American Research Library. Interviewed by Westword for this event. 

  • Featured author at Tinto Press’ Author Event with other comics creators. 

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