Past Events

  • 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.

  • 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.

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