Monday, February 18, 2019

10:00am - 11:00am

Cartoon Lecture. Breaking Into the Boys Club: A Whirlwind History of Women and Cartooning  Cartoon Lecture. Breaking Into the Boys Club: A Whirlwind History of Women and Cartooning

Jenny Robb will explore the fascinating art and stories of female cartoon creators in the twentieth century.

Extraordinary women cartoonists have contributed greatly to the field of cartoons and comics across all genres. Learn about pioneers Nell Brinkley, Grace Drayton, Helen Hokinson, and Barbara Shermund as well as those entering the profession in the wake of the women’s liberation movement, including Cathy Guisewite, Wendy Pini, and Lynn Johnston. 

Jenny Robb is Curator and Associate Professor of The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, the largest collection of cartoon and comics material in the world. Before coming to Ohio State in 2005, Jenny Robb served as Curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco for five years.  She holds master’s degrees in History and Museum Studies from Syracuse University. Robb has curated numerous cartoon and comics exhibitions, including Exploring Calvin and Hobbes; The Long March: Civil Rights in Cartoons and Comics; and Looking Backward, Looking Forward: U.S. Immigration in Cartoons and Comics

Reservations required. 

(Snow date February 25)


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1:00pm - 3:00pm

Art Adventures: Comical Illustrations

image: illustration by Emily M. Curran, Harper

A drop-in program designed for children ages 4 and up and their families.  In this program, participants will have the opportunity to craft fun and creative works of art inspired by the museum’s collections and exhibitions. During this Art Adventures children will be able to make their own comic illustrations with artist Emily M. Curran. This program is free with general admission and no advanced registration is required. 

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