Cartoon Lecture. Breaking Into the Boys Club: A Whirlwind History of Women and Cartooning
Monday, February 18, 2019 — 10:00am - 11:00am
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.
(Snow date February 25)