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New Event! Call Me Nathan: An Evening with Quentin Zuttion

Join the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum for a special event with French author and cartoonist Quentin Zuttion, co-creator of the graphic novel Call Me Nathan.

Thursday, April 28 at 6pm ET
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Will Eisner Room (2nd floor)

Assigned female at birth, Nathan spends his formative years facing questions without answers. As puberty hits and begins to change his body, it all just feels wrong, and something needs to change for it to feel right. He finds himself at a crucial crossroads. Becoming oneself is the work of a lifetime, no matter our gender, sexuality, or refusal to be limited by such categorizations.

For Nathan, his courageous first steps towards discovering his true self happen through transition. Based on a true story, Catherine Castro and Quentin Zuttion explore the tenacity and bravery that such a journey entails while society continues to wrestle with the meaning of identity. Call Me Nathan issues a moving call for understanding, a powerful denunciation of prejudice, and a celebration of everything it means to love.

Zuttion will be in conversation with Dr. Margaret Flinn, Associate Professor in The Ohio State University Department of French and Italian. Book signing to follow.

Unable to attend in person? Register to join the Zoom broadcast here:

This event was made possible through support from Villa Albertine.

Excerpt from “Call Me Nathan” by Catherine Castro and Quentin Zuttion

New Event: 2022 Will Eisner Week Scholarly Symposium

In honor of Will Eisner Week, BICLM invites you to join us via Zoom to hear from scholars Jared Gardner and Shawna Kidman as well as local presenters in a symposium devoted to recent comics scholarship. Sponsored by the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and Pop Culture Studies.

Tuesday, March 1st, 4:00pm – 6:45pm

4:00 Jared Gardner (OSU), “Will Eisner and Dropsie Avenue”

4:30 Shawna Kidman (UC-SD) “Reimagining Comic Book History Through an Industrial Lens”

5:30 Grad Scholar Panel:

-Morgan Podraza (OSU English) “The Art of Marie Severin”
-Sydney Heifler (OSU History) “Visualizing Female Independence: Romance Comic Books and the Dangers of ‘Women’s Lib”
-Rolando Rubalcava (OSU English) “The Comics of COVID-19”


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