Past Events

  • The Dog Show Sidewalk Chalk Drawing with Hilary Frambes The Dog Show Sidewalk Chalk Drawing with Hilary Frambes July 17, 2021

    RESCHEDULED FOR JULY 17 from 1-4 pm!

    Come draw with us! Chalk artist Hilary Frambes will be outside of the Museum creating large-scale chalk drawings of dogs to celebrate our newest exhibition The Dog Show: Two Centuries of Canine Cartoons! We’ll provide sidewalk chalk for you to add your own canine creations and there will be a few other dog-related activities for children and families to enjoy. Drop-in anytime during this event to join in and visit The Dog Show – museum galleries are open from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Dogs are welcome to attend the outdoor activities (leash required). This event is FREE and open to all.

    In case of rain on Sunday, July 11, we will reschedule for Saturday, July 17 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

  • Pup Portraits with Nomi Kane (online event) Pup Portraits with Nomi Kane (online event) July 10, 2021

    Join cartoonist and toy designer Nomi Kane for an hour-long Zoom workshop on how to draw your canine companions! Kane will walk the audience through the basics of dog doodling, and how to add the unique characteristics that make your dogs truly your own. Kane will show how to adjust features like snouts or ears to reflect your pooch’s personality. This workshop is meant for all ages, and children and families are encouraged to participate together! Attendees will have the opportunity to share their drawings. Have your pencils and paper ready.

    FREE! 2pm ET (11am PST)


  • Comics Workshop - Sticky Note Saga with Hyejeon Jeon (virtual event) Comics Workshop - Sticky Note Saga with Hyejeon Jeon (virtual event) May 15, 2021

    Join us for a FREE online comics workshop with cartoonist Hyejeon Jeon. Come hang out with other artists and get your creative juices flowing with drawing games on sticky notes! In this workshop, you will learn different ways of brainstorming and polishing story ideas. By the end of the workshop you will have finished (or very nearly!) one mini-adventure story.

    Recommended for age 16 through adult. All skill levels welcome.


    Please email with any questions.

  • Global Comics Lecture Series: Comics and the Humanization of the Middle Eastern Experience (virtual event) April 19, 2021

    In the world of Middle Eastern cartoons and graphic novels, the majority of artists focus on important societal issues including politics, government, war, protests and more. However, very few artists address the individuals who are living through and affected by these experiences. Join International and Area Studies at The Ohio State University Libraries for our next installment of the Global Comics Lecture Series featuring Iasmin, a Middle Eastern, Muslim, queer and trans comic artist, for a discussion about:

    *Humanizing Middle Eastern people and their stories in a world that politicizes them, and how these themes can be shared through comics

    *The intersection of queer, trans and Middle Eastern identities in the past, present and future

    *The importance of representation in art

    *Healing trauma through art

  • 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.

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