EVENTS: Comics@Columbia Supports NY Comic-Con with ElfQuest and X-Men

New York Comic-Con is upon us!  To join in the festivities, Butler Library presents two exciting comics events.

Both events are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

1) Wednesday, October 9, 6 PM

523 Butler

To celebrate Columbia’s recent acquisition of the archives of Wendy and Richard Pini (aka WaRP Graphics), the creators behind the long-running comic ElfQuest join comics librarian Karen Green and moderator Sabrina Sondhi for a discussion of the origins and innovations of this popular series, and the contributions their archives can make to comics scholarship.

The newest ElfQuest story will be available for sale, and a signing and reception will follow.


2) Monday, October 14, 7 PM

523 Butler

Join long-time X-Men writer Chris Claremont, director Patrick Meaney, and producer Mike Phillips for a screening of their documentary “Comics in Focus: Chris Claremont’s X-Men.”  Claremont’s contributions to the X-Men mythology are wide-ranging and include the story-lines of the recent X-Men films.  A Q&A with the participants will follow.

Light refreshments will be served.

We hope you’ll join us for both of these events, and participate in Columbia University Libraries’ support for this fascinating artistic medium.