Logo contest

While we ponder the excellent submissions, join us in admiring some of the proposals. We will upload them as they get scanned in. Not all submitted designs have…

Queen of Snails (New book and Zoom interview on November 18)

Uprooted from her childhood in Germany and set adrift in the American Midwest, Maureen was raised by a kind but neglectful mother who loved Jesus more than her…

George O. Frink: A Pioneer in Queer Cartooning

If you are interested in the fascinating history of George O. Frink, head over to the blog “The Middle Space” to learn more. Part One Part Two

New book: The LGBTQ+ Comics Studies Reader. Critical Openings, Future Directions

The LGBTQ+ Comics Studies Reader explores the exemplary trove of LGBTQ+ comics that coalesced in the underground and alternative comix scenes of the mid-1960s and in the decades…

Open Access article: Comics, emceeing and graffiti: A graphic narrative about the relationship between hip-hop culture and comics culture (Darnel Degand)

Click here to read the entire article for free. Below is the abstract the author posted on the journal website Hip-hop culture will officially turn 50 years old…

Zoom lecture (November 18, 2022): Graphical narratives: the Italian tradition before and after Töpffer

When and Where Friday, November 18, 2022 10:30 am to 12:00 pm Online via Zoom – see event description for further information Speakers Fabio Gadducci Description The official…

New book: The US Graphic Novel by Paul Williams (September 2022)

Provides a history of US graphic novels from the 1910s to the present This book analyses the way that changes in the comics industry, book trade and webcomics…

Film screening: 22ND ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS (Wednesday, November 16)

For those of you in or near Corvallis, join us for a 7 pm show of the 22nd Annual Animation Show of Shows at the Darkside Cinema, Wednesday,…

New book: Burning Down the House.Latin American Comics in the 21st Century

Burning Down the House explores the political, economic and cultural landscape of 21st Century Latin America through comics. It examines works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Perú, Colombia,…

Free video lectures on the avant-garde histories of comics

Bill Kartalopoulos is a New York-based comics critic, educator, curator and editor. He teaches courses about comics and graphic novels at Parsons School of Design and in the…

Free Webinar (Oct. 26): Researching Women and Gender at the Library: Introducing the Nina Allender Political Cartoon Collection

Register here for a presentation related to researching women’s history and gender studies using Library of Congress collections and resources. Bold cartoons by Nina E. Allender, for covers…