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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:…

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…

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…

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…

Public Zoom conversation with Damian Duffy and John Jennings’ Parable of the Sower (May 20, 2022)

Join Comics Studies and the Portland Center for the Humanities at PSU for a conversation with John Jennings and Damian Duffy, co-collaborators on the coffee table book Black…

(Virtual) Exhibit The Art of the News: Comics Journalism (2021/22)

The following post is taken directly from the website https://jsma.uoregon.edu/ComicsJournalism The show is still available as virtual exhibit. The Art of the News: Comics Journalism opens at the…

Introduction to Czech Animation

While not immediately connected to Oregon cartooning, Czech animation might have had influences in the fields of stop motion animation. You be the judge after watching this short…

Broadway is Oregon Territory

Oregonians began contributing to American theater history starting in the 1870s. During the early decades of the 20th century, which saw the emergence of the American musical, Oregon’s…