Before going to the Jessical Abel talk, stop by Moon Palace Books for what will surely be an informative and hilarious discussion of “meme culture” and comics. What are the similarities, what are the influences, how has the digital age massively changed both? Why are the dumbest memes the funniest? A top notch panel moderated by Caitlin Skaalrud that includes Shannon Wright, Blue Delliquanti, and Greg Hunter will venture into memes and comics and the interstitial spaces between to find some answers. Wednesday, May 22nd, 7 PM. Free. Tracy Oxford

Moon Palace Books, 3032 Minnehaha Ave, MPLS; moonpalacebooks.com