Summer 2022

We are delighted to announce Sarah Mirk as the Oregon Cartoon Project’s Artist-in-Residence 2022. Sarah will work on projects from June to September 2022. Comics Curriculum To empower…

Oregon Cartooning. Past – Present – Future.

  Formerly known as Oregon Cartoon Institute (founded in 2007), we embark on the next steps of our journey to archive the past, explore the present, and shape…

OCP presents: Comics in the Park with Sarah Mirk and Anis Mojgani (August 10) – Free

Join us for our next event in our Summer 2022 series with artist-in-residence Sarah Mirk. This is a BYOP event (bring your own pen or pencil!). What: Poetry…

Using Comics to teach

Suzanne Giacotto shows how reading and creating comics taps into how our brains learn more effectively. From Language Magazin, August 3, 2022. Over the past two centuries, as…

Indigenous Comics and Graphic Novels: An Annotated Database

The Indigenous Comics Annotated Bibliography open access resource at the journal Jeunesse has been updated to include recent & forthcoming comics by Indigenous comics creators. This is a living document…

Raw, Weirdo & Beyond: American Alternative Comics

An extensively illustrated catalog for an exhibition of alternative comics, featuring essays that offer interdisciplinary perspectives. This catalog accompanies an exhibition of alternative comics from the 1980s and 1990s…

Underground USA

UNDERGROUND USA was a one day public history/arts education event which focused on one chapter of Oregon print cartooning history. It took place on October 15, 2016 at…

Oregon Cartoon Institute “Historic Firsts”

The Oregon Cartoon Project (then operating as Oregon Cartoon Institute) is responsible for a few “Historic Firsts” in the history of Oregon cartooning and animation. First OHS exhibit…

John Reed’s Portland

Oregon Cartoon Institute created the original map in honor of Paramount Pictures’ decision to digitize/make accessible all “The Witnesses” interviews shot for REDS by Warren Beatty. Oregon Cartoon…

Survey Course Oregon Animation History

In May 2013, Anne Richardson taught a survey course entitled Oregon Animation History at the Hollywood Theatre. The Oregon Cartoon Project has archived the original syllabus for future…

Portland Pop in Three Centuries

Portland is a pop machine. The first American political cartoonist to achieve superstar status, Homer Davenport, made his professional debut in Portland. Mel Blanc, the most revered voice…

Matt Groening: (Almost) Oregon History Maker 2015

Each year, the Oregon Historical Society honors a number of people and organizations as Oregon History Makers. According to a written exchange between Anne Richardson and Lisa Groening,…