This year the new book series, Studies in Comics & Cartoons (edited by Lucy Shelton Caswell & Jared Gardner) officially launched with its first book, Redrawing French Empire in Comics by Mark McKinney (Ohio University). More information about the series and Mark’s marvelous book can be found at the University Press website.
Pearls before Swine cartoonist Stephan Pastis is heading our way to speak at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Festival this weekend, but according to today’s paper he made a wrong turn in a state-that-shall-not-be-named (see below). Festival registrants and ticket holders (sorry, everyone else, Stephan’s talk is now sold out) prepared to give him a warm welcome and perhaps a few bandaids to help him recover from his detour into the heart of darkness!
As the Ohio chapter of the Jeff Smith fan-army already knows, Bone & Thorn were born right here at Ohio State in the pages of The Lantern. I was going to feature a small gallery of Smith’s early strips here in honor of his upcoming gig at the 2013 Festival of Cartoon Art (with yet another former Buckeye, Paul Pope). But a young cartoonist named Charles Brubaker made my life easier (and your life better) by collecting all of them at his website for your enjoyment:
So all that is left for me to do is to remind you all to get your tickets for Jeff Smith & Paul Pope in conversation, this Friday, November 15 (tickets included with registration for Festival attendees and free for OSU students with BuckID).
Tickets and more information available at the Wexner Center: