Current Events

  • Where We're Coming From: African American Comic Art & Belonging (Online Event) Where We're Coming From: African American Comic Art & Belonging (Online Event) April 30, 2020

    This event is FREE and open to the public. More information on how to join the online program will be forthcoming. Check back here for details.

    Rebecca Wanzo, Associate Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Washington University will discuss her new book, The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging. Following her presentation, Wanzo will join cartoonists Bianca Xunise and Barbara Brandon-Croft. Xunise and Brandon-Croft’s work pushes boundaries to explore the experiences of black women’s lives in America. Both are featured in The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s current exhibit, Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art. A book signing and reception will follow the program.

  • Making Faces Artist Talk with John Kascht (Online Event) Making Faces Artist Talk with John Kascht (Online Event) April 23, 2020

    This event is FREE and open to the public. More information on how to join the online program will be forthcoming. Check back here for details.

    Join us for an online conversation with John Kascht, the artist behind the brilliant caricatures in the exhibition Making Faces. This traveling retrospective of drawings and paintings personally selected by the artist opened at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum on February 15, 2020. Kascht has a skill for honing in on the features that make a face recognizable and then turning it up to eleven. He will talk about his process for creating a caricature and highlight stories of his favorite faces. This will be a 60-minute artist talk. Bring your questions—Q & A to follow.

    You can purchase the exhibition catalog online here.