- Very Semi-Serious | Introduced by New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff May 10, 2016
Tracing the 90-year-history of cartoons and legendary cartoonists appearing in New Yorker magazine, the film Very Semi-Serious (Leah Wolchok, 2015) follows cartoon editor Bob Mankoff, as he sifts through voluminous submissions trying to bring together the best selection for the current issue. Leah Wolchok’s debut offers an endearing, behind-the-scenes appreciation of the magazine’s familiar single-panel comedy, ultimately championing the talent and impulse that inspire us to turn the mirror on ourselves. (83 mins., DCP)
A book signing will take place prior to the event from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Wexner lobby (in front of the book store)
Copresented by Wexner Center for the Arts and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in conjunction with our current exhibition Dedini: The Art of Humor, on view Feb 13–May 22, featuring the work of former New Yorker and Playboy cartoonist Eldon Dedini.
- Carol Tyler | Comics to a "T": Time, Technique, Trouble and new Territory February 29, 2016
Carol Tyler will present “Comics to a ’T’: Time, Techniques, Trouble and new Territory” based on her new release SOLDIER’S HEART: The Campaign to Understand My WWII Veteran Father, A Daughter’s Memoir. The talk details the theme of PTSD and the techniques used to create a 364 page graphic novel. Ms. Tyler will also map out the unique challenges of autobiographical storytelling set in real time with real characters.
Soldier’s Heart is a sophisticated graphic masterpiece that explores the damaging effects of war and the toll it can take on families.
Many soldiers return home and never talk about what happened – especially those from the Greatest Generation. Thus was the case with S/Sgt. Charles W. Tyler, who late in life began to open up to his daughter Carol. By looking at him, you would never know that he was wounded in combat, but as she states at the beginning: “Not all scars are visible.”
The narrative unfolds over 360 pages of masterfully crafted drawings. Stunning ink and color washes weave through the decades: Tyler examines the past in sepia, confronts reality in stark black & white and uses rich color to convey the moods and fragility of the present. She overlays her father’s memories with her own, while struggling to understand her troubled life: a failed marriage, a teenage daughter on the edge, and an elderly father and mother. It’s literate, emotionally compelling, historically accurate, and took the artist a decade to complete. Winner of the Ohio Arts Council Excellence Award, nominated for 11 Eisners, 2 Harveys, 2 Ignatz awards, and named a finalist LA Times Book Prize, Soldier’s Heart is a magnificent achievement.
Books will be on sale after the event, and Carol will be available for signing.
This event is part of the national Will Eisner Week celebration. More info on WEW here: http://www.willeisnerweek.com/
- Opening Events for New Exhibitions February 20, 2016
Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions, Dedini: The Art of Humor and WORDLESS: The Collection of David A. Beronä at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Two films screenings and the exhibitions’ reception are free and open to the public. The films will be shown in the Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall, room 220.
4 pm – Screening of Dedini: A Life of Cartoons (Film by Anson Musselman, 2006. 44 min.)
5 pm – Reception, light refreshments will be served
6 pm – Screening of O Brother Man: The Art and Life of Lynd Ward (217 Films, 2012. 90 min.) With an introduction by Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton and Q&A after the screening
- The Peanuts Movie | Ohio State Student-Only Screening November 20, 2015
Image courtesy of 20th Century Fox.
Join us November 20th at the Wex Film/Video Theater, 3:30 PM for a FREE screening of The Peanuts Movie for Ohio State students only (with Buck ID). Director Steve Marino, Ohio State graduate and ACCAD alum, will introduce his recent animated 3-D feature based on Charles Schulz’s long-running and beloved comic strip, Peanuts. The screenplay was written by Charles M. Schulz’ son Craig with his grandson Bryan and Cornelius Uliano. Martino has directed such features as Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) for Blue Sky Studios.
Free for Ohio State students with BuckID. Tickets available at the Wexner Center Patron Services Desk beginning 10 AM on November 13. Limit one per student.
Cosponsored by Ohio State’s College of Arts & Sciences, Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, and Wexner Center for the Arts. Special thanks to 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios.
- From Strip to Screen: A Panel Discussion on staying true to the legacy of Charles Schulz in The Peanuts Movie November 19, 2015
Photo Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox & Peanuts Worldwide LLC.
Join director Steve Martino, VP of 20th Century Fox Animation, Ralph Millero and Craig Schulz, son of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz for From Strip to Screen: A Panel Discussion on staying true to the legacy of Charles Schulz in The Peanuts Movie.
The event is free but space is limited. Please RSVP Here
Seating for this event will be limited with standing room available. Doors will open at 11:30am and priority seating will be given to those who have RSVP’d on a first come, first serve basis. We appreciate your flexibility with this matter.
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