Past Events

  • Tech Camp: Intro to Graphic Stories Tech Camp: Intro to Graphic Stories July 23, 2008

    Wexner Center for the Arts
    July 23, 2008

    Workshop for Teachers and Families

    Catch comic and graphic novel fever, and practice a new form of story telling. You’ll experience the Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond exhibition and have fun while learning to use technology to create your own comic stories.

    Artist and educator Dan Gerdeman will guide you in using digital photography and Comic Life, a fun computer application that lets you easily make comic book pages, or even an entire comic book, using your own images or drawings as panels. Learn a new way to promote literacy, experiment with technology, and take time to play — all at the same time.

    This workshop is designed for parents or other grown-ups and children ages 6 to 10 to take together. Teachers interested in getting acquainted with technology at a beginning level are also invited to participate. Registration is $80.

    E-mail edweb@wexarts.org or call (614) 292-6493 to register for more information.

  • Paul Pope's: Artist's Talk Paul Pope's: Artist's Talk May 20, 2008

    Wexner Center for the Arts
    May 20, 2008

    One of the most eclectic talents in comics, Ohio State alumnus Paul Pope works in such diverse genres and styles as superheros, erotica, and manga.

    He’ll offer insightful comments about his own practice and an overview of his remarkable career, which includes the sci-fi book THBHeavy Liquid, and Batman: Year 100. The collection Pulphope: The Art of Paul Popewas published in 2007.

    The exhibition Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond, on view through August 3, features original comic book drawings by Jeff Smith, the Columbus-based artist who created the epic comic book serial Bone, and some of the comics artists who have inspired him.  The exhibition and related events are presented by the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Cartoon Research Library.

  • Terry Moore: Artist's Talk Terry Moore: Artist's Talk May 15, 2008

    Wexner Center for the Arts
    May 15, 2008

    Best known for his epic and unpredictable comicStrangers in Paradise and a key figure in the self-publishing of comics, Terry Moore is one of the most influential artist/writers working today.

    He’ll discuss past and future work including Strangers,Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, and Runaways, along with his new book, Echo.

    The exhibition Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond, on view through August 3, features original comic book drawings by Jeff Smith, the Columbus-based artist who created the epic comic book serial Bone, and some of the comics artists who have inspired him.  The exhibition and related events are presented by the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Cartoon Research Library.

  • Jeff Smith and Scott McCloud in Conversation Jeff Smith and Scott McCloud in Conversation May 10, 2008

    Mershon Auditorium
    May 10, 2008
     

    Book signing follows in the lobby.

    Join Bone-creator Jeff Smith and comic book artist and theorist Scott McCloud for a lively conversation about Smith’s career and each artist’s view of the practice and future of comic book art. McCloud is the author ofUnderstanding Comics, Making Comics, and Reinventing Comics and the creator of the comic Zot!

    The exhibition Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond, on view May 10 through August 3 at the Wexner Center, features original comic book drawings by the Columbus-based artist and some of the comics artists who have inspired him. Bone and Beyond and related events are presented as a collaboration between the Cartoon Research Library and the Wexner Center for the Arts. Jeff Smith: Before Bone, a related exhibition, is on view the Cartoon Research Library.

  • Christopher Sperandio: Artist's Talk Christopher Sperandio: Artist's Talk April 10, 2008

    Wexner Center for the Arts
    April 10, 2008
     

    Book signing follows in the Wexner Store.

    Christopher Sperandio works in such forms of “distributed media” as television, comic books, and chocolate. He’s collaborated with British artist Simon Grennan to author 20 comic books published in conjunction with a variety of museums, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art and London’s ICA, and publishers including Fantagraphics Books and DC Comics. Their innovative approach to drawing involves projects and installations that engage varied communities and address issues of demographics and distribution. Sperandio is also the creator and executive producer of ARTSTAR, the first reality television show set in the New York art world.

    After the talk, Sperandio signs copies of his new book,Kartoon Kings: The Graphic Work of Simon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio, in the Wexner Store.

    Co-sponsored by the Cartoon Research Library, Department of Comparative Studies, Project Narrative, and Department of Art, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

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