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PORTERVILLE – (Sept. 5, 2018) – Marie Javins, a group editor at DC Entertainment and travel book author, will give a presentation titled “Demystifying Dreams: The Story of One Woman’s Adventures, From Bluffing Her Way Across International Borders to Being in Charge of the Justice League” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in the Porterville College theater. The presentation is part of PC’s Cultural and Historical Awareness Program.
Javins specializes in discovering the intersection between global exploration and comic book creation, sparked by encounters along the way, finding inspiration in both complex challenges and relationships nurtured across decades and continents. Success, she believes, is created through a methodical approach to problems both exotic and mundane. In her discussion, Javins will talk about how she has used a practical approach to everything, from arguing with armed border guards to creating a thriving global career in a creative industry.
At DC Entertainment, Javins oversees the Justice League publishing line. Before landing at DC, she served as editor in chief of a comics company based in Kuwait. She was previously a comic book colorist and editor at Marvel. A graduate of Antioch College in Ohio, Javins has written nine books, including “Stalking the Wild Dik-Dik: One Woman’s Solo Misadventures Across Africa” and a prose novel about Iron Man. She also taught at New York’s School of Visual Arts and has traveled around the world twice via public transportation.
Javins’ presentation is free and open to the public. Theater doors will close 10 minutes after the start of the event or once the theater has reached capacity.
The theme of this year’s CHAP series is “Connections: Ideas, People, Places.” Several more CHAP presentations will be given at PC throughout the school year.