This site serves as the official gathering place for our unofficial but vibrant group of faculty and students dedicated to studying comics and contributing to the emerging field of comics studies. As the home of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, one of the oldest and the largest research library dedicated to the history of comics and cartoon art, we take our comics very seriously indeed here at OSU. This is the place to share that passion—along with news, information, research and creative work in the field.
In the weeks and months ahead, we will be profiling local scholars and artists working in and on comics, syllabi of courses (past, present and future), and of course news about comics-related events happening on campus and around Columbus, one of the country’s more vibrant comics communities—and one with a long history going back to the very beginning of the form.
We also maintain a listserv for sharing information about events, grant opportunities and calls for papers for academic conferences and forums. To subscribe visit http://lists.service.ohio-state.edu/mailman/listinfo/comics