Past Events

  • Global Comics Lecture Series: The Making of "Tales of the Orishas" with Hugo Canuto (virtual event) Global Comics Lecture Series: The Making of "Tales of the Orishas" with Hugo Canuto (virtual event) April 9, 2021

    University Libraries’ International and Area Studies Global Comics Lecture Series, in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies’ Afro-Brazilian Arts and Activism Lecture Series, presents an invited talk by Brazilian comics artist Hugo Canuto titled “The Making of Tales of the Orishas.” Hugo Canuto is an illustrator, comics author and architect. His works seeks to explore the relationship between art, culture and the mythology of Brazil and Latin America. He is the author of the Contos dos Orixás, a comic series adaptation of the epic stories of the Yorubá and their descendants. Contos dos Orixás is the winner of the Angelo Agostini award and nominated as a finalist for the Jabuti award in the Comic Book category. He is currently working on writing and illustrating A Canção de Mayrube and the second volume of the Contos dos Orixás series.

  • 2021 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Virtual Edit-a-Thon (virtual event) 2021 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Virtual Edit-a-Thon (virtual event) March 24, 2021

    Join the Wexner Center for the Arts, University Libraries and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum for the third annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.

    Despite its wide reach, Wikipedia suffers from a severe gender gap: the online encyclopedia has fewer and less extensive articles on women and queer artists. This inclusive event is dedicated to improving coverage of gender, feminism, and the arts on Wikipedia. On March 24, we invite you to edit Wikipedia throughout the day and contribute to closing the information gap online. No experience necessary!

  • Art+Feminism Special Guest: MariNaomi (virtual event) Art+Feminism Special Guest: MariNaomi (virtual event) March 22, 2021

    Art+Feminism is an international community that strives to close the information gap about gender, feminism, and the arts on the internet. In conjunction with the 2021 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, hear from award-winning author, illustrator, and cartoonist MariNaomi.

    As a way to highlight underrepresented cartoonists, MariNaomi founded and maintains the Cartoonists of ColorQueer Cartoonists, and Disabled Cartoonists databases. These databases are used by booksellers, librarians, academics, editors, book publishers, event organizers, readers, and more. This event features a conversation between MariNaomi and Caitlin McGurk,  Associate Curator and Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

  • Global Comics Lecture Series: The Making of “Angola Janga” and “Run for It” with Marcelo D’Salete (virtual event) Global Comics Lecture Series: The Making of “Angola Janga” and “Run for It” with Marcelo D’Salete (virtual event) March 19, 2021

    University Libraries’ International and Area Studies Department, in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies’ Afro-Brazilian Arts and Activism Lecture Series, will present the next installment of the Global Comics Lecture Series: an invited talk by Brazilian comic artist, illustrator and professor Marcelo D’Salete. D’Salete’s acclaimed graphic novels Cumbe (Run for It) and Angola Janga (Kingdom of Runaway Slaves) explore the history of slavery and struggles for freedom in colonial Brazil. Cumbe was the recipient of the prestigious Eisner Award for the Best U.S. Edition of International Materials in 2018. His epic novel Angola Janga: uma história dos Palmares, recently published in the US, narrates the rise and fall of Quilombo dos Palmares, Brazil’s largest quilombo community.

  • Global Comics Lecture Series: Aleksandar Zograf's Flea Market Stories (virtual event) Global Comics Lecture Series: Aleksandar Zograf's Flea Market Stories (virtual event) March 12, 2021

    In his quest for a story, Aleksandar Zograf has often used flea market finds as a source of inspiration for his comics. Long forgotten love letters, strange versions of Disneyana objects made in Eastern Europe and a World War II diary have all ended up in Zograf’s comics. Zograf has said that flea markets are great because you never know what you may find—it could be anything coming your way. With the feeling of numerous possibilities feeding his curiosity, Zograf dives directly into the collective subconscious where he discovers poetry in searching for and finding the stories behind things. For Zograf, the flea market is a timeless adventure that he shares with the world through his art.

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