M.S. Harkness on Constructing Graphic Memoir

M.S. Harkness on Constructing Graphic Memoir

February 25, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Join the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in partnership with Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) on Zoom on Thursday, February 25 at 6pm Eastern for a program with cartoonist M.S. Harkness on creating autobiographical comics. FREE.

Harkness is the author of the graphic novels Desperate Pleasures (Uncivilized, 2020) and Tinderella (Kilgore Books, 2018) and various self-published works including Rotten and Dope Dealer. Harkness has been featured on The New Yorker’s Daily Shouts, and was a recipient of the Minnesota Artist’s initiative grant for her autobiographical comics. She is an NASM certified Personal Trainer and currently teaches at the Columbus College of Art & Design. She is currently working on her third graphic novel.

This presentation will focus on how M.S. Harkness adapts and structures real life moments and memories, including difficult histories, into her work. This presentation may contain discussion of sensitive topics that are not appropriate for all ages.

This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibit Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art, currently on display at The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

This is a free live webinar that will also be simulcast on CXC’s YouTube (youtube.com/cxcfestival)and Twitch (twitch.com/cxcfestival)

Cosponsored by the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC).

To learn more about M.S. Harkness’s work visit msharkness.com

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