Past Events

  • Le neuvième art à l’œuvre: bande dessinée for the French classroom | A Continuing Education Workshop for French Teachers Le neuvième art à l’œuvre: bande dessinée for the French classroom | A Continuing Education Workshop for French Teachers July 30, 2018 - July 31, 2018

    This 2-day workshop will introduce teachers to the history of French-language comics and vocabulary needed for textual analysis, as well as address how to create language learning activities based in this kind of authentic text content so as to respect the artistic medium and the goals of the language classroom. Activities are designed to enrich language teaching from the beginning through advanced levels, including attention to AP and IB themes. The workshop will take place in the reading room and classrooms of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, and all materials (books) and lunches will be provided. The majority of sessions will be conducted in French. The workshop will be facilitated by Ohio State University faculty and staff.

  • Artistically MAD: Seven Decades of Satire | Opening Reception and Celebration Artistically MAD: Seven Decades of Satire | Opening Reception and Celebration May 5, 2018

    Join us for the opening reception and celebration of our new exhibit, Artistically MAD: Seven Decades of Satire featuring presentations by legendary MAD cartoonist Sergio Aragones, collectors Glenn Bray and Grant Geissman, exhibit curator Brian Walker, and MAD editor Bill Morrison.  FREE  and open to the public.

    4:00 – 6:00 PM, Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall (Sullivant 220) 
    Program featuring Bill Morrison on the future of MAD, panel discussion on collecting MAD with Brian Walker, Glenn Bray, and Grant Geissman, and drawing demo and talk with Sergio Aragones!

    6:00 – 7:30 PM, Will Eisner Seminar Room (Sullivant 205) and Museum Galleries
    Catered reception, cash-only bar, and time to explore the exhibit!

  • GALLERIES CLOSED APRIL 23-MAY 4 FOR EXHIBIT INSTALLATION April 23, 2018 - May 4, 2018

    All galleries will be closed during installation of our upcoming exhibitions.

  • Brazilian Comics with Luli Penna Brazilian Comics with Luli Penna April 19, 2018

    Luli Penna

    Luli Penna is a Brazilian illustrator and cartoonist. She has contributed  to a number of magazines, newspapers, and books, and is the author of the graphic novel Sem Dó (No Pity), a beautiful and tragic love story set in São Paulo in the 1920s. Following the time period of the story, Penna abandons speech balloons as an homage to silent films.

  • Spotlight on Joyce Farmer Spotlight on Joyce Farmer April 17, 2018

    Join us for an evening with renowned cartoonist Joyce Farmer on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:00-7:30 PM. Farmer has been creating comics since 1972. The series Tits and Clits (1972-1987) explored women’s adventures regarding sex and cultural expectations. Abortion Eve, edited by Joyce Farmer and Lyn Chevli, was published shortly after the Supreme Court’s January 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling and informed women about the realities of abortion. Controversial at the time, Farmer is now recognized as a pioneer in underground comix.

    Her graphic memoir Special Exits (2010) depicts the universal problems of the elderly and treatment of the extremely vulnerable by the medical community. She won a Reuben award and was nominated for an Eisner the same year. The book has been translated into five languages.

    Farmer will be in conversation with comics journalist and CXC Executive Director, Thomas Spurgeon.

    The event is FREE. A book signing will follow the presentation.

    Cosponsored by  Cartoon Crossroads Columbus – CXC.

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