Past Events

  • Night Music: The Art of P. Craig Russell Night Music: The Art of P. Craig Russell May 12, 2009

    Wexner Center for the Arts
    May 12, 2009
     

    Wayne Alan Harold and P. Craig Russell

    Book signing at 6:00 pm

    Night Music (Wayne Alan Harold, 2008) provides an illuminating behind-the-scenes look at one of the most acclaimed and interesting comic book artists working today, P. Craig Russell.

    Before the film, stop in the Wexner Center Store where Russell will be signing copies ofhis work, including his graphic novel adaptation of Coraline, at 6 pm.

    Born in Wellsville, Ohio, and now living in Kent, Ohio, Russell quickly established himself as one of the most distinctive artists in the fantasy genre with early work onDoctor Strange for Marvel Comics in the mid 1970s. He has since created mesmerizing interpretations of characters ranging from Conan to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, along with a string of astonishing adaptations of operas (The Magic Flute and Salome among them) and of Gaiman’s children’s classic Coraline. (80 mins., video)

    Co-sponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Ohio State University Cartoon Library and Museum.

  • The Light That Failed: Paging Through a Forgotten 19th Century Magazine The Light That Failed: Paging Through a Forgotten 19th Century Magazine April 9, 2009

    Thurber Center
    April 9, 2009

    A Lecture by Richard Samuel West

    The Cartoon Library & Museum will partner with the Aldus Society, a Central Ohio group devoted to books and the printed arts, to sponsor a lecture about Light by Richard Samuel West, an independent scholar and historian who is an expert in the history of nineteenth century American editorial cartoons.  The event is free and open to the public.

    Socializing begins at 7:00 p.m. and allows members and guests the opportunity to discuss among themselves their book interests and latest finds.

  • The Rhetoric of Comics November 10, 2008

    The Reading Room Gallery
    November 10, 2008

    A talk by Karin Kukkonen, PhD candidate at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz and the University of Tampere, Finland.

    Being a medium of visual narration, the images of comics are not limited to merely showing events. On the contrary, much of their storytelling relies on what the image sequences tell readers. Yet are images even capable of telling like language? Can they reproduce the stylistic effects of metaphor and metonymy? And will Superman escape the clutches of anaphora or is he doomed to live through the same story time and again?

    Addressing these and other questions, Karin Kukkonen’s talk explores the visual rhetoric of comics narration on the level of individual images, image sequences and larger narrative structure. If the rhetoric of comics emerges from the same thought patterns as classical rhetoric, she argues, this longstanding critical tradition can help us to understand how comics tell their story.

    Co-sponsored by Project Narrative and the Cartoon Research Library.

  • Nicole Hollander: Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial: A Reading Nicole Hollander: Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial: A Reading October 21, 2008

    Wexner Center for the Arts
    October 21, 2008

    Book signing follows at the Wexner Store.

    Nicole Hollander is the creator of the comic strip Sylvia, which appears in over 80 newspapers across the country.

    Tonight, she will read from Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial, her humorous and very personal reflection on the realities of aging. Famed cartoonist Jules Feiffer calls the book, “infectious, smart, wacky, laugh-out-loud funny and gorgeously written.”

    This event is co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library, Department of Women’s Studies, the Office of Geriatrics and Gerentology and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

  • Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: A Graphic Novel Workshop Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: A Graphic Novel Workshop July 26, 2008

    Wexner Center for the Arts
    July 26, 2008

    Start your own graphic novel, or just find out more about how it’s done. Matt Madden, illustrator and author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story and Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, offers a crash course in creating your own graphic novel in this hands-on workshop for adults.

    No prior experience is necessary, and materials will be provided. Advance registration is required. To register, call the education department at (614) 292-6493, or e-mail edweb@wexarts.org.

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