Cartoonists as Exhibitionists

Fleischer Cartoons: The Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer at MoMA March 7 – 14, 2024

MoMA is thrilled to present a comprehensive survey of classic cartoons by the Fleischer Brothers, most famous for their Jazz Age creations Betty Boop and Koko the Clown as well as their wildly popular screen adaptations of E.C. Segar’s Popeye and DC Comics’ Superman.

More information and a screening schedule at Fleischer Cartoons: The Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer


Ohio State U. and The Billy Ireland present Mexico and Comics March 4, 2024

In celebration of our current exhibit, Depicting Mexico and Modernism: Gordo by Gus Arriola we are excited to focus this year’s Will Eisner Week scholarly presentation on comics and Mexico.

Join us on March 4th at 6pm ET on Zoom for a virtual presentation, Popular Culture, History, and Biography in the Golden and Silver Ages of Mexican Comic Books (1935-1985) with Dr. Daniel Chávez Landeros. Dr Chávez will present a panorama of Golden and Silver Age of Mexican comics, with emphasis on series dealing with Mexican, Latin American history and biography.

Free on Zoom. More information at Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum


A Day with Cartoonists – A National Cartoonist Society and Center for Puppetry Arts Event March 9, 2024

Join us for an unforgettable journey into the world of cartoons and puppetry at A Day with Cartoonists, sponsored by the National Cartoonists Society – Southeast Chapter.

Come immerse yourself in a vibrant marketplace where talented cartoonists such as John Rose, Mason Mastroianni, Robert Pope, Bill Holbrook, Mark Simon, and more will showcase their artistry and offer lively caricatures. As you explore the Worlds of Puppetry Museum, encounter roaming cartoonists ready to create whimsical sketches with kids and students, adding a touch of creativity to every corner.

Attend in person or online. More information at Atlanta’s famed Center for Puppetry Arts


Inking Identities with Comics March 5, 2024

Dive into the dynamic world of comics and graphic novels with “Inking Identities with Comics”, a compelling virtual panel featuring an ensemble of trailblazing women comic creators. From captivating storylines to masterful illustrations, these talented creators will share insights into their creative process, the evolution of their work, and the hurdles they’ve overcome in a traditionally male-dominated profession. Comic panelists include: Sandra Bell Lundy, Sarah Leavitt, and Rina Piccolo.

A Virtual Event. More information and registration details at McMaster University Library


Garry Trudeau: commencement speaker for New England College’s 2024 graduation ceremony May 18, 2024

Garry Trudeau, creator of the Doonesbury comic strip, will be the commencement speaker for New England College’s 2024 graduation ceremony on May 18.

In addition, the New England College Board of Trustees has authorized the awarding of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Trudeau in recognition of his achievements.

© G. B. Trudeau

The Concord Monitor shares the news


2024 Women’s History Month Speaker: Alison Bechdel March 4, 2024

This year, we will host Alison Bechdel in the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium on March 4 at 7:30 PM (doors at 6:30 PM). She is an internationally beloved and critically acclaimed cartoonist. Bechdel’s analysis has been popularized in common parlance, like the ‘Bechdel Test,’ a measurement of gender bias in film. Her graphic memoir, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, was adapted into a Broadway musical and won five Tony Awards.

While the lecture is open to the UST community as well as the public, due to high interest and limited capacity we are requiring registration for this event.

More information and registration details at The Luann Dummer Center for Women