Barbara Slate


Barbara Slate, author of You Can Do a Graphic Novel and Getting Married and other Mistakes, created Angel Love, for DC, Yuppies from Hell and Sweet XVI for Marvel, and wrote hundreds of stories for Archie, Betty and Veronica, all the Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Pocahontas comics, 65 Barbie comics, and more. Described by comic book legend Stan Lee as “titanically talented," Barbara was the Keynote speaker at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wildcat Comic Con (Sept. 2014) and is a panelist, speaker, and moderator at Comic Cons across the country.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.