Christopher Irving returned to his alma mater (Art History, 1999) after establishing himself as a comic book historian and journalist–a career he started while a VCU student. After earning a Masters in Comparative Literature at Brooklyn College (2012), Irving returned to VCU to teach Visual Communications, Star Wars Decoded, The Superhero Decoded, Comic Book History, and other lecture courses for the Communication Arts department. His focus is on creating a holistic approach towards the study of media that combines film, comic books, television, and other new media with cultural and social history.
He also works, on occasion, as an actor in commercials and television, and publishes everything from pulp novellas to trading cards as The Drawn Word.
A sample of Christopher Irving’s work.
“The Drawn Word”
an interview with X-Men comic book writer Chris Claremont
“Lobbyist at the Door”
a commercial spot for CleanVirginia
“The Incredible Change-Bots”
trading card Kickstarter video