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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,…

Harry Smith PDX

In partnership with Northwest Animation Festival, Oregon Cartoon Institute presented an evening of films by Oregon born experimental animator Harry Smith (1923 – 1991) accompanied by a panel…

Black Panther: Interrogating a Cultural Phenomenon

Named a Nonfiction Book Awards Gold Winner by the Nonfiction Authors AssociationGold Winner of the 2022 eLit Book Award for Popular CultureWinner of a National Indie Excellence Award…

Bodies and Boundaries in Graphic Fiction: Reading Female and Nonbinary Characters

This book by Jessica Baldanzi examines the fictional female bodies of four stylistically distinct comics artists in the United States—Chris Ware, Emil Ferris, Ebony Flowers, and Tillie Walden—whose…

Mid Century Oregon Genius

Image: Screenshot taken from THE OLIVE TREES OF JUSTICE When Will Vinton and Bob Gardiner won their Oscar in 1975, independent film making in Oregon seemed to be…

Hillbillies in Hollywood

Oregon Cartoon Institute co-founder Dennis Nyback presented this special program at various movie theaters across Oregon.

Mel Blanc Project

What was the Mel Blanc Project? The Mel Blanc Project consisted a series of public history/art education events made possible in part by a grant from the Kinsman Foundation and by…

The 2015 Oregon Cartoon Institute Pop-Up Storefront

“The Portland Sign” by Christopher Neugebauer is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. A project that never took place was a planned pop-up storefront to educate people about Oregon’s…

Disney is Oregon Territory

Below are Oregonians who contributed to Disney success. Download this page here. Pinto Colvig (1892-1967), print cartoonist turned animator turned voice artist. Born in Jacksonville. Oregon’s first professional…

Videos of the 2016 Oregon Film History Conference

We have now posted the talks of the 2016 Oregon Film History Conference, including Dark Horse Comics founder Mike Richardson’s keynote From Publisher to Producer. Image credit: Luigi…