Sarah Mirk – Artist-in-Residence 2022

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

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…

Virtual: 18th Annual GCO Comics Conference “Exploring the In-Betweens: Comics in Flux”

Please join the University of Florida’s Graduate Comics Organization on May 20th-22nd for a free and open to the public comics and graphic novels conference: “Exploring the In-Betweens:…

Sponsored by the Oregon Cartoon Project: Sketchbook in Parks (June 9, 2022)

The Oregon Cartoon Project is proud to sponsor Sketchbook in Parks. Calling all people who love to draw! Bring your sketchbook and let’s draw people (and dogs!) in…

First Union of Comic Book Workers comes from…. Oregon!

In January 2022, a historic first took place, when the workers of Image Comics voted 7-2 in favor of unionizing with the Communications Workers of America. Previously, Image…

Orygone Series and the Oregon Ungreeting Cards

Back in the late 70s and early 80s, James Cloutier created a series of cartoon paperbacks that poked fun at Oregon. Starring a person called Hugh Wetshoe, four…

In-Between Days by Teva Harrison

Teva Harrison was born in Williams, Oregon. She lived in Toronto with her husband. Teva was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this…

Rapid City, SD, censors and destroys graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

While not directly related to Oregon cartooning, this disconcerting news could easily be about one of the many cartoons, comics and graphic novels from our state. As reported…

Free Comic Book Day Portland

Free Comic Book Day is the most wonderful time of the year for comic enthusiasts—it’s when publishers shell out special issues and deals on popular titles like Spider-Man, Doctor Who,…

OCI and the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission (Archive)

  Oregon film history contains figures of the hugest possible magnitude. Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, and king of a jaw droppingly huge merchandising empire, came…

Other Russias by Victoria Lomasko

The Guardian called Victoria Lomasko “the brutally funny artist no gallery in Russia will touch,” The New York Transatlantic described her like this: “Victoria Lomasko is a fixture…

Accessible Comics Design Competition (2022)

While not exclusively related to Oregon, we share this Call for Proposals, hoping that many Oregon cartoonists will contribute to this project.   Call for Proposals: Accessible Comics…