Horror, Hilarity, and the Absurdity of War

Nov. 20 | 10 a.m. to noon | Studio Theatre, Karen Hille Philips Center for the Performing Arts

Kevin Knodell ’11, a journalist and author, will speak about his books, “The ‘Stan” and “Machete Squad.” Through the eyes of U.S., Afghan and Taliban combatants, “The ‘Stan” is a graphic novel collection of individual stories that capture the human element of the United States’ longest war. “Machete Squad,” a darkly humorous graphic novel, details the life of co-author Brent Dulak’s as an Army medic deployed first to Iraq, then Afghanistan.

PLU’s Vet Corps Navigator Novus-Khan Binyaamem ’18 will lead a panel discussion with Knodell, the books’ co-authors and three veterans with PLU ties, examining different military conflicts from multiple perspectives and sharing the experiences of war.