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Visual Storytelling: Comics in the Collection

Wednesday, April 27calendar icon

9:30 – 11:30 am

Sperry Room, Andover Hall, 45 Francis Ave.

Peter Kuper, Cartoonist and illustrator, Visiting Lecturer on Graphic Novels in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department
Jenny Robb, Curator and Associate Professor, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, Ohio State University

Comics, existing in formats ranging from wordless woodcut picture novels to fantastic superheroes to biographical narratives of the human condition, possess a strong intellectual history that has helped to inform, reflect, and shape our culture.

What are the barriers to and the biases of collecting comics in academic settings? What are the challenges researchers and scholars face when it comes to finding comics in collections? As the artform evolves, what are the challenges facing libraries in collecting and providing access to comics?

Join cartoonist and illustrator Peter Kuper and OSU Cartoon Library curator Jenny Robb as they explore the history and vast possibilities of this medium.

Refreshments will be available at 9:30 am; the conversation begins at 10 am.

Strategic Conversations at Harvard Library are funded through the generosity of The Bradley M. and Terrie F. Bloom Family Fund.

Bring your voice to the conversation about the future of libraries.