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Tom Tomorrow Collection Donated to The OSU Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2015

Dan Perkins donates “Tom Tomorrow Collection” to The Ohio State University Libraries’
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum 

COLUMBUS- Dan Perkins, better known by his pen name Tom Tomorrow, has donated his collection of manuscripts, research materials, and ephemera to The Ohio State University Libraries’ Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM).  Perkins is the creator of This Modern World, a weekly political satire comic strip that runs in approximately 70 papers and on websites including Daily Kos, The Nation, and The Nib.  He has twice received the first place Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in 1998 and 2003.  In 2013, he was awarded the Herblock Prize for excellence in editorial cartooning.  In 2009, he created the artwork for the Pearl Jam album Backspacer.  His work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Spin, Mother Jones, Esquire, The Economist, The Nation, U.S. News and World Report, and The American Prospect.

When asked why he found OSU to be the ideal home for his collection, Perkins said: “At this point, it represents not only a history of my own work, but of the alternative press itself, and I hope there’s some value in that for some scholar someday.  So when Curator Jenny Robb said The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum would be interested, I was thrilled — not only is all this material going to be preserved and accessible, but it will be in the biggest cartoon library in the world.  I can’t think of a better home for it all, though it does rob my young son of his eventual inheritance of many boxes full of old newspapers.”

Perkins plans to continue to add to his initial donation in the future, explaining “I still have more of this stuff tucked away in the attic and basement, so the good people at Ohio State can expect further additions in the future — as well as some significant portion of my pre-digital original art.”  The first shipment included tear-sheets of published cartoons and illustrations, interviews, articles, and miscellaneous ephemera.

“We are honored to receive this collection of manuscript materials from Dan Perkins and look forward to future additions to the collection,” said BICLM Curator and Associate Professor Jenny E. Robb, “Perkins’ independent satirical voice and unique graphic style have made him one of the top alternative-weekly cartoonists of the past quarter century.  His cartoons will be appreciated and studied long into the future as insightful commentary and criticism of American politics and society.”

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About the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum:  The BICLM is one of The Ohio State University Libraries’ special collections. Its primary mission is to develop a comprehensive research collection of materials documenting American printed cartoon art (editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons) and to provide access to these collections.  The BICLM recently moved into its newly-renovated 30,000 sq. ft. facility that includes a museum with three exhibition galleries, a reading room for researchers and a state-of-the-art collections storage space.   The library reading room is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.  See http://cartoons.osu.edu/ for further information.

 

The Ohio State University Libraries

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Contact: Caitlin McGurk
Sullivant Hall
1813 N. High St
Columbus, OH 43210

614-292-0538 Phone
614-292-9101 Fax

Happy New Year from The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Happy New Year to all! One million thanks for all of the support our friends have shown us during our first  full year in our new building! Easily the most successful in the history of the Cartoon Library, and we are all looking forward to many more to come.

From the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

From the San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Jeff MacNelly Collection Donated to The OSU Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

From the Jeff MacNelly Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

From the Jeff MacNelly Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 30, 2014

Jeff MacNelly Collection donated to The Ohio State University Libraries’
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum by Susie MacNelly

COLUMBUS- Susie MacNelly, widow of award winning cartoonist, Jeff MacNelly, has donated his collection of original art and papers to The Ohio State University Libraries’ Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM).  Jeff MacNelly was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1972, 1978, and 1985 becoming one of a select group of journalists who have won three Pulitzers. In addition, the National Cartoonists Society twice awarded him their highest honor, the Reuben Award for Cartoonist of the Year.  He worked as an editorial cartoonist for the Richmond News Leader (Richmond, VA), and later at the Chicago Tribune.   In addition, MacNelly created the popular newspaper comic strip Shoe, syndicated by King Features, and the single-panel cartoon, Pluggers, syndicated by Tribune Media Services.   Beginning in 1987, he also illustrated the weekly column of humorist Dave Barry.   MacNelly passed away in 2000.

“When looking for a home for Jeff’s work, it was clear to me that Ohio State was the ONLY place suitable for such a collection,” said Susie MacNelly.  “The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s reputation is first-rate.”

The BICLM will receive the entire collection in a series of shipments over the next few years. The first shipment included over 800 of MacNelly’s original editorial cartoons from 1971 to 1981, representing the early period of his career.

“We are delighted to receive this collection of original art by one of the most talented and influential cartoonists of the last 40 years,” said BICLM Curator and Associate Professor Jenny E. Robb. “MacNelly’s cartoons can be appreciated and enjoyed as works of art, but they also function as essential primary sources for the study of the late-twentieth century political landscape.”

Ohio State Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Carol Pitts Diedrichs said the editorial cartoons of such a renowned artist were a welcome addition the BICLM collections.

“It is wonderful that such a noteworthy donation is being added to the largest collection of cartoon art and comics material in the world,” said Diedrichs. “As one of the treasures of the BICLM, the Jeff MacNelly Collection can be viewed and studied by students and scholars from around the world.”

Work is underway to catalog the collection so that it can be accessed by researchers.

From the Jeff MacNelly Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

From the Jeff MacNelly Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum  

About the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum:  The BICLM is one of The Ohio State University Libraries’ special collections. Its primary mission is to develop a comprehensive research collection of materials documenting American printed cartoon art (editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons) and to provide access to these collections.  The BICLM recently moved into its newly-renovated 30,000 sq. ft. facility that includes a museum with three exhibition galleries, a reading room for researchers and a state-of-the-art collections storage space.   The library reading room is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.  See http://cartoons.osu.edu/ for further information.

The Ohio State University Libraries

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Contact: Caitlin McGurk
Sullivant Hall
1813 N. High St
Columbus, OH 43210

614-292-0538 Phone
614-292-9101 Fax

UPCOMING EXHIBIT: KING OF THE COMICS

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The Ohio State University
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High St.
Columbus OH 43210-1393
614-292-0538
cartoons@osu.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2014

Upcoming Exhibition at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

KING OF THE COMICS:

WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST AND 100 YEARS OF KING FEATURES

December 13, 2014 – March 15, 2015

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will celebrate the centennial of King Features Syndicate with King of the Comics: William Randolph Hearst and 100 Years of King Features. This exhibit examines the role William Randolph Hearst played in the birth of newspaper comics and traces the 100-year history of King Features, the company he founded to develop and distribute comics, columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles, and games around the world. Brian Walker, author of The Comics: The Complete Collection and co-curator of the exhibit Masters of American Comics, is serving as guest curator for this historic exhibition.

Among the many King creations included in this exhibition will be:  The Katzenjammer Kids, Happy Hooligan, Little Jimmy, Bringing Up Father, Krazy Kat, Polly and Her Pals, Tillie the Toiler, Popeye, Blondie, Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician, The Little King, Henry, Prince Valiant, Buz Sawyer, Rip Kirby, Beetle Bailey, Dennis the Menace, Juliet Jones, Hi and Lois, Family Circus, The Lockhorns, Hägar the Horrible, Zippy, Marvin, Curtis, Bizarro, Baby Blues, Mutts, Rhymes with Orange, Zits, Tina’s Groove, and Dustin. In addition to original drawings by the artists, related materials such as printed newspaper pages, photographs, correspondence, sales brochures, advertisements, and merchandise will dramatically demonstrate the impact that King Features has had on the evolution and success of newspaper comics.

Opening Events:

On Saturday, December 13th the public is invited to celebrate the opening of King of the Comics:  William Randolph Hearst and 100 Years of King Features at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.  Events are free.

1:00 pm           Curator’s Tour with Brian Walker
2:30 pm           Behind the Scenes with King Features’ Mutts and Rhymes with Orange,
                        featuring Patrick McDonnell, Hilary Price and Brendan Burford
3:30 pm           The Making of Zits and Baby Blues featuring Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, and Rick Kirkman,                                  moderated by Simpson’ writer Tom Gammill

5 – 7:00 pm   Opening reception – remarks at 5:30 pm

Special thanks to King Features Syndicate for their sponsorship of the exhibit and events.


Wexner Center Film Events

In conjunction with the opening celebration, The Wexner Center for the Arts will show two films adapted from iconic King Features characters.  Both will be screened in 35mm in the center’s Film/Video Theater. Visit wexarts.org for tickets and information.

Friday, December 12, 7:00 pm
Popeye starring Robin Williams (Robert Altman, 1980)

Sunday, December 14, 1 pm
Prince Valiant starring Robert Wagner and Janet Leigh (Henry Hathaway, 1954)

 

About the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum:  The BICLM is one of The Ohio State University Libraries’ special collections. Its primary mission is to develop a comprehensive research collection of materials documenting American printed cartoon art (editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons) and to provide access to the collections.  The BICLM recently moved into its newly-renovated 30,000 sq. ft. facility that includes a museum with three exhibition galleries, a reading room for researchers and a state-of-the-art collections storage space.   The library reading room is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.  See http://cartoons.osu.edu/ for further information.

 

 

 

RARE MANGA Collection OPEN HOUSE!

RARE MANGA Collection OPEN HOUSE

Manga

Monday, October 27th
4:30-6pm
Will Eisner Seminar Room
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Sullivant Hall

Come explore the rare treasures of one of the largest university manga collections in the world, right here at OSU! The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum holds over 20,000 manga materials spanning its history, genres, and formats. This event is a special opportunity to view these works up-close with specialists on hand to provide the context. 

Items on display will include early Japanese newspaper comics of the 1920s (Jiji manga), original art by Osamu Tezuka, Sugoroku (Japanese board games), original sketches by Sugamo Prison inmates, contemporary mangaka portfolios, and more!

From 5-5:30pm there will be a brief presentation on the history of the collection and how to access it for classes or your own pleasure from The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum reading room.


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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ICAF 2014 at OSU!

November 13-15, 2014

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We are so excited to announce that The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will be this year’s host for the International Comic Arts Forum!

Since its inception at Georgetown University in 1995, ICAF has been held nearly every year at prestigious universities and centers for comics scholarship throughout the country. This November, marking one-year exactly since our Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art, ICAF will grace the auditoriums and lecture halls of The Ohio State University for their three day, star-studded conference weekend.

All panels and lectures are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
To find out more about hotel rooms and registering as an academic, visit here: http://www.internationalcomicartsforum.org/2014-conference-info.html

ICAF 2014 FULL SCHEDULE

Thursday November 13th

 

9:00 AM: Welcome from Jenny Robb, Curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

9:15 AM: Opening Remarks: José Alaniz, ICAF Executive Committee Chair

9:30 – 10:30 AM: Plenary Speaker: Bart Beaty

10:30 AM: Coffee Break 

11:00 AM – 12:45 PM: Concurrent Panel Session One

1A: Comics Form and Fine Art
Moderator: Bill Kartalopoulos

  • “Huntsman Descending a Staircase with His Dog”: Cartooning as Method in American Modern Art 1910-1920, Ben Owen, Ohio State University
  • Quasi-­Comic Elements in the Art of Paul Klee, Adrielle Anna Mitchell, Nazareth College
  • Third Stream Art: William Steig’s Symbolic Drawings, Andrei Molotiu, Indiana University
  • Andy Warhol’s Grids: Comicity and The Comics Art World, Colin Beineke, University of Missouri


1B: Resolving Cultural Identity in Comics
Moderator: José Alaniz

  • Aleksandar Zograf’s Polovni Svet and the Invention of a Post-­‐Yugoslavian Identity, Paul Morton, University of Washington
  • Post-unification German Comics and the Legacy of East German Culture, Elizabeth Nijdam, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Into the Present, by Way of a Non-Existent Past: Trillo, Breccia, and Alvar Mayor, Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste, Georgia State University
  • Propaganda and memory in Li Kunwu and Philippe Ôtié’s graphic novel A Chinese Life, Nick Stember, University of British Columbia


12:45-2:15 PM: Lunch Break

Optional behind the scenes tour of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum for registered presenters and guests (sign-up instructions to be provided)

2:15 – 3:15 PM:  Concurrent Panel Session Two

2A: Fictional Faultlines
Moderator: Rebecca Wanzo

  • A Cosmonaut in Palomar: Seeing, Showing, and Imagining In Gilbert Hernandez’s Heartbreak Soup, Josh Kopin, University of Texas At Austin
  • “The Death of Mike Albergo: Ideology, Culture, and The ‘Nam“, Robert Loss, Columbus College of Art and Design


2B: Breaking Boundaries Across Media Forms
Moderator: Brittany Tullis

  • Webcomics as Collaborative Spaces: The Practice of Guest Authorship, Leah Misemer, University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Comics between Art and the Underground in India, Jeremy Stoll, Chicago, IL


3:15  – 4:45 PM: Comics and Institutions Roundtable 

Participants: Ben Saunders, Jenny Robb, Charles Hatfield, Jared Gardner and Toph Marshall

5:00-6:30: Reception at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

6:30 PM: Dinner Break 

8:00-9:30 PM: Justin Green and Carol Tyler in conversation 

Friday November 14th

 

9:00 – 10:30 AM: Concurrent Panel Session 

3A: “Good” and “Bad” Comics
Moderator: Mark Heimermann

  • “If Not Actually Evil… Vulgarizing”: Contextualizing the Moral Panic Around Comics Circa 1909, Tad Suiter, George Mason University
  • “Always Gettin’ in Trouble”: The Li’l Tomboy Comic Book Series, the Good Female Consumer, and the 1950s Bad Girl, Michelle Ann Abate, Ohio State University
  • “Slaughtering Innocence: the 1950s Comic Book Controversy and the Crisis in the Meanings of Childhood”, Andrew O’Malley, Ryerson University


3B: Metafiction and Archival Practice in Comics
Moderator: José Alaniz

  • (Re)Posting the 1893 Chicago Columbian Exposition: Postcards and Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth, Nhora Lucía Serrano, Harvard University
  • One Day at a Time: Fabula, Syuzhet, and the Storyworld in For Better or For Worse, Susan Kirtley, Portland State University
  • Metafictional archive: Mise en Abîme and Identity in Miguelanxo Prado’s Ardalén (2012), Arturo Meijide Lapido, Ambrose University


10:30AM: Coffee Break

11:00 AM – 12:45 PM: Concurrent Panel Session 

4A: Examining Underground Comix
Moderator: Toph Marshall

  • From the Georgia Straight to Tijuana: The Changing “Adventures” of Rand Holmes’s Harold Hedd, Sean Rogers, York University, Canada
  • “My Fantastic Inimitable Mental Machinations!”: Richard “Grass” Green’s Minicomics and African American Comedy, Brian Cremins, Harper College
  • Comics Come Out: Lesbian Feminism, Gay Liberation and Underground Comix, Corey K. Creekmur, University of Iowa


4B: Positioning Comics Within Contested Cultural Spheres
Moderator: Bill Kartalopoulos

  • “Advantages in Cartoon and Caricature Work:” Comics and the Art World in Cleveland (1930-­‐1938), Brad Ricca, Case Western Reserve University
  • [Before] Manga Theory: The Manga Emaki (Manga Handscrolls) of Okamoto Ippei et al., Nicholas Theisen, Iowa City
  • Persepolis without comics: Satrapi in Critical Context,  Marc Singer, Howard University
  • The Ambivalent Recognition of the Exhibition: Comic Exhibitions in France in the 2000’s, Jean-Matthieu Méon, Université de Lorraine


12:45 PM: Lunch Break

Optional behind the scenes tour of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum for registered presenters and guests (sign-up instructions to be provided)

2:00 – 3:00PM: The John Lent Award Lecture

Picturing the Unspeakable in Global Comics
Jennifer Anderson Bliss, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3:00 – 4:00 PM: Phoebe Gloeckner Spotlight
Moderator: Brittany Tullis

4:30-5:30 PM: 
 Hanneriina Moisseinen Presentation 
Moderator: Bill Kartalopoulos

5:30 PM: Dinner Break

7:30-9 PM: Laulu: Documentary screening with Hanneriina Moisseinen

 

Saturday, November 15th

 


9:00-10:30 AM: Concurrent Panel Session Five

5A: Comics’ Active Formal Elements
Moderator: Qiana Whitted

  • Perceptual Systems and the Comic Book Art of Geometrizing the Story, Frederick Luis Aldama, Ohio State University
  • Skewing Text to Images: Asian Language Orthography in Asian American Comics, Shan Mu Zhao, University of Southern California
  • Conversations in Comic Strip Swedish: The Case for Applying Conversation Analysis to Comic Strip Data, Kristy Beers Fägersten, Södertörn University, Sweden


5B: Representing the Body
Moderator: José Alaniz 

  • Locas Tambien: Performing Disidentifications in Love and Rockets, Rachel Miller, Ohio State University
  • Staring at Comics: Disability and Visuality in Al Davison’s The Spiral Cage, Frederik Byrn Køhlert, University of Montreal
  • The “Ravaged Body” as Carrier of Cultural Memory in the Petit Polio Bandes Dessinées of Farid Boudjellal, Margaret C. Flinn, Ohio State University


10:30 AM: Coffee break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Concurrent Panel Session Six

6A: Ideologies of the Monstrous
Moderator: Mark Heimermann

  • The Post-Apocalypse and Contemporary Comics, Kathryn Manis, University of New Mexico
  • Monstrous Gynophobia: Male Fears of a Female Monster in Bernie Wrightson and Bruce Jones’ “Jenifer”, Joshua Zerl, Eugene, OR.
  • The Problem of Appearance in Goya’s Los Capichos, and Mignola’s Hellboy, Scott Bukatman, Stanford University


6B: Hidden Worlds of Early Comics
Moderator: Brannon Costello

  • Daumier’s Deadline: Expedited Expressiveness and the Franco-Belgian Cartooning Tradition, David Allan Duncan, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • The National Taste: Ally Sloper, Escape Magazine and British Comics, Nick Robinette, Quinnipiac University
  • The Hidden World of Jimmy Swinnerton, Peter Sattler, Lakeland College


12:30 PM: Lunch Break

2:00 – 3:30 PM: Dash Shaw Presentation

4:00 – 5:30 PM: Jeff Smith in Conversation with Tom Spurgeon

5:30: Dinner Break

7:00 PM: March Presentation with Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, followed by performance by Sweet Honey in the Rock

Closing Remarks: Jose Alaniz

 

Hope to see you there! For more information contact cartoons@osu.edu

Upcoming Event: ROOT HOG OR DIE – The John Porcellino / King-Cat Documentary

ROOT HOG OR DIE – The John Porcellino / King-Cat Documentary Screening

Friday, September 26th, 2014
7pm
The Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall
(2nd floor of the Cartoon Library)

FREE to ALL AUDIENCES

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“…perhaps no comics artist since Charles Schulz has rendered so much psychological detail with so few lines.”

–Rain Taxi Review of Books

For over twenty-five years, John Porcellino has self-published his zine ‘King-Cat Comics & Stories,’ which, through simple artwork and storytelling, investigates the essence of just being alive.

In King-Cat, John beautifully renders the “in-between moments” – those instances which occupy the bulk of our lives, but can pass easily without notice: Sitting on the front porch. Peeing at a rest stop. Watching a bird.

With humor, compassion and a keen eye, John shows readers what they might be missing, and in doing so inspires many to embrace life more fully.

Born of the zine revolution of the late eighties/early nineties, King-Cat today is the template for cartoonists who seek to create work that is personal, well-crafted and free of outside influence.

From following John around on tour & in the woods to interviewing fellow cartoonists & zinesters, wives & girlfriends, friends & bandmates, ‘Root Hog or Die’ illustrates how John manages – and occasionally struggles – to live and function as an uncompromising artist in twenty-first century America.

“I wanted to face existence. That’s like Punk and Buddhism and everything.” — John P.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=autzPcnndlc

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is located at 1813 N. High St, Columbus OH 43202.  This screening will be held in the Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall, on the 2nd floor of Sullivant Hall.

6:30pm – Informal meet-and-greet with book signing opportunities
7pm – Root Hog Or Die Screening

Following the screening, John P will be doing a Q+A and signing for his new book “The Hospital Suite

Upcoming Event: An Evening with TONY MILLIONAIRE!

Here at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum we are dreaming and scheming up a BIG list of programs for the fall, as we celebrate our first full year in our new expanded home- Sullivant Hall!

You’ll hear about them all soon enough, but first we’d like to announce:

An Evening with Tony Millionaire

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
7pm
The Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall
(2nd floor of the Cartoon Library)
FREE to ALL AUDIENCES

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Tony Millionaire is the mad genius behind the long-running and frequently mispronounced syndicated comic strip Maakies, which began in 1994 in The New York Press.  He is also the creator of a long list of all-ages graphic novels, including Billy Hazelnuts and the Sock Monkey series, which revolves around the beloved character Uncle Gabby and his adventures in an old seaside Victorian house with his stuffed compatriot Mr. Crow.  Millionaire also created the Cartoon Network animated Adult Swim series, “The Drinky Crow Show,” based off of his Maakies comic strips.  Combining all of the mystery and beauty of the work of Johnny Gruelle (Raggedy Ann and Andy) with the macabre style of the 19th century Penny Dreadfuls, Millionaire has produced a prolific body of work that is as grotesque at times as it is poignant and romantic.

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Please join us on Thursday, September 4th at 7pm as Mr. Tony Millionaire graces the stage at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall (2nd floor) for a conversation with Caitlin McGurk about his eccentric life and cartooning legacy.  There will also be a book signing to follow.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Tony Millionaire’s appearance is made possible by the generous help of the 2014 Cincinnati ComicCon, Northern Kentucky Convention Center Sept 5-7.

Two Summer Workshops! Mini-Comics and Hand-lettering & Typography!

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is thrilled to announce two FREE summer workshops! It has been our pleasure to have cartoonist and Savannah College of Art and Design Professor David Allan Duncan with us for his practicum, and we hope that you’ll join us for the two great events he will be leading for us this month:

 

How to Make Mini-Comics: A Little Fun

Sunday, August 3rd
2-3pm
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum – Will Eisner Seminar Room – 2nd floor
FREE

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Cartoonist and SCAD professor David Allan Duncan leads students through the process of drawing, producing, and distributing mini-comics! Learn about the the planning, storytelling, and drawing that goes into making a mini-comic. Create a mini-comic and a sketchbook during the workshop. Materials provided, so come join the fun!
Youth Ages 8 and Up Welcome!

BONUS: This workshop is being held on the closing day of our current exhibits: Exploring Calvin & Hobbes and The Irresistible Force Meets the Immovable Object: A Richard Thompson Retrospective.  Feel free to drop your kids off for the workshop while you explore the galleries!

Seating is limited, so contact mcgurk.17@osu.edu to sign up today!
For more information about The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, visit: cartoons.osu.edu
Questions? 614-292-1134

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Hand-Lettering and Typography for Comics

Tuesday, August 12th
6-7pm
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum – Will Eisner Seminar Room – 2nd floor
FREE

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Cartoonist and SCAD professor David Allan Duncan presents the process of hand-lettering comics! Sick of ugly digital lettering or cruddy handwriting? Good hand-lettering is a sign of professionalism–ask any comics editor. Explore comics lettering techniques and materials in this hands-on workshop. Learn simple tips and tricks for dialog balloons, inflection, sound effects, display lettering, and incorporating typography into your comics. Materials provided. This workshop is intended for ages 16 up.

Seating is limited, so contact mcgurk.17@osu.edu to sign up today!
For more information about The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, visit: cartoons.osu.edu
Questions? 614-292-1134

 

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David Allan Duncan (who goes by Duncan) has been teaching drawing, sequential art, and comics history since 2003. He began his teaching career at the University of Arizona in Tucson. He now serves as a full-time professor of sequential art at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). He is from Alabama but lives in Savannah, GA with his lovely bride Kristie and their son Oliver. He can be found at conventions and conferences around the country doing comics workshops, giving academic papers, and hocking his mini-comics. www.gobnobble.com

Both workshops will also be supervised by Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum staff members Marilyn Scott and Caitlin McGurk

UPCOMING EXHIBITS: Civil Rights Anniversary & Will Eisner Retrospective

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Contact: Caitlin McGurk
The Ohio State University
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N. High Street
Columbus OH 43210-1343
614-292-0538
cartoons@osu.edu

For Immediate Release: July 16, 2014

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Announces Two New Exhibitions:

The Long March: Civil Rights in Cartoons and Comics
&
Will Eisner: 75 Years of Graphic Storytelling

August 16 – November 30, 2014

 

The Long March: Civil Rights in Cartoons and Comics

"The Puppeteer", Sam Milai, March 29, 1969. From the Sam Milai Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Carton Library & Museum

The Sam Milai Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

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Karl Hubenthal. In the March, March 26, 1965. Karl Hubenthal Collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM) marks the observance of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with The Long March: Civil Rights in Cartoons and Comics, August 16 –  November 30, 2014.

The exhibit presents the story of the Civil Rights Movement and its impact through original editorial cartoons, comic strips, and comic books drawn from the BICLM’s collections. It will also include artwork drawn by Nate Powell for March, Congressman John Lewis’s graphic memoir, a New York Times bestseller co-written by Andrew Aydin.  March tells the story of Lewis’s experiences as a leader and activist in the Civil Rights Movement.  The exhibit, curated by BICLM Curator Jenny E. Robb and Professor of English & Film Studies Jared Gardner, explores the tensions, struggles, and victories from multiple perspectives, including mainstream daily newspapers and the black press.

The public is invited to a free curator’s program on the opening day, August 16, with Jared Gardner, followed by a book signing in the BICLM  lobby with the illustrator of March,  Nate Powell.

This exhibition is organized in conjunction with Remembering the Act: Archival Reflections on Civil Rights, on display at the Thompson Library Gallery from September 15, 2014 – January 4, 2015.

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Join in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act on Monday, September 15, for an evening with Congressman John Lewis, Nate Powell, and Andrew Aydin, discussing the Civil Rights Movement and the experience of telling Congressman Lewis’s story in the graphic memoir March.  Details will be announced soon.  This event is co-sponsored by the University Libraries, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Ohio, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Office of Student Life, the Moritz College of Law, the Hale Black Cultural Center, the Kirwan Institute, the Barnett Center for Arts and Enterprise, the College of Social Work, the Department of English, the History Department, and the Department of African American and African Studies.

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Will Eisner: 75 Years of Graphic Storytelling

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The Will Eisner Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. THE SPIRIT and WILL EISNER are Registered Trademarks of Will Eisner Studios, Inc. Reprinted with permission.

It is nearly impossible to discuss the history of American comics without mentioning the name Will Eisner.  On August 16, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will open a new exhibit entitled Will Eisner: 75 Years of Graphic Storytelling, highlighting works from the library’s Will Eisner collection of art and archives.  The show will feature original art from some of Eisner’s greatest works including The Spirit, Contract With God, Dropsie Avenue, Last Day in Vietnam, and The Plot, as well as rarely-seen selections from his student days, his early work as a commercial artist, and his comics for the military.

As a key figure in the birth of the comics industry in the 1930s and the rise of the graphic novel in the 1980s, Eisner influenced—directly and indirectly—everyone involved with graphic storytelling, as an artist, an editor, an entrepreneur and an educator. This exhibit, curated by Caitlin McGurk and Jared Gardner, explores the range of Eisner’s work spanning nearly eight decades and documents his impact on the development of comics over the past century.

In celebration of this exhibit, the public is invited to a free presentation by Columbus cartoonist and creator of the bestselling graphic novel Bone, Jeff Smith on Thursday, October 30 at 7p.m.  Smith will discuss the legacy and impact of Will Eisner’s life and career in the Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall on the second floor of the BICLM.

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The Will Eisner Collection, The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. THE SPIRIT and WILL EISNER are Registered Trademarks of Will Eisner Studios, Inc. Reprinted with permission.

 


About the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum:
 The BICLM, Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210, is one of The Ohio State University Libraries’ special collections. Its primary mission is to develop a comprehensive research collection of materials documenting American printed cartoon art (editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons) and to provide access to the collections.  The BICLM recently moved into its newly-renovated 30,000 sq. ft. facility that includes a museum with three exhibition galleries, a reading room for researchers and a state-of-the-art collections storage space.   The library reading room is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.

See http://cartoons.osu.edu/ for further information or call (614) 292-0538

 

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