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TEEN WORKSHOP: Making Comics with Gene Luen Yang

REGISTER NOW:       Comics Medium Workshop for Teens with Gene Luen Yang

Saturday, June 11, from 10:30 to 11:30 am

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to become a National Book Award finalist in 2006, and it also won the Printz Award and an Eisner Award.

In this hands-on workshop, Yang will talk about how comics work and what makes them different from other media. He will discuss panel size, panel transitions, and panel composition.  Students will then work in groups to solve storytelling problems.

This event is free and open to anyone age 12 to18. No art background necessary; just bring your imagination and come ready to learn!

Space is limited, so reserve your spot now by emailing us at with your name, and we’ll be in touch to confirm your reservation. See you in June!

New Event! Dana Walrath’s Aliceheimer’s: Comics, Medicine, and Memory

Aliceheimers cover


Location: The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Will Eisner Seminar Room  – 1813 N High St
: 4:30pm

We are thrilled to welcome cartoonist, writer, and educator DANA WALRATH to campus on Friday, November 6th.

Dana Walrath is the author of the graphic memoir Aliceheimer’s, which chronicles her mother’s dementia and how it provided an unexpected community of help including pirates, space/time travel, and Walrath’s dead father, looming in the branches of the maple trees around her New England farm house.  This talk will focus on the power of graphic storytelling to heal and support individual caregivers, to support those with memory loss, and to rewrite the story of how we age globally.

DanaWalrathWalrath earned a PhD in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.  She has used stories and art in her teaching of medical students at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine.  She is currently working with the Center for Cartoon Studies on their Cartoonist Veteran Project.  Her most recent book is Like Water on Stone, an account of the Armenian genocide in blank verse, which was a finalist for the 2015 Vermont Book Award.

Following Dana’s talk will be a Q&A and book signing.

Co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Popular Culture Studies, and Humanities and Medicine: a Working Group at the Humanities Institute.

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