EVENT: “Mirror Me, Mirror You: the Color of Comics” Thursday, 10/8, 6 PM

                    Comics@Columbia is excited to present a panel to coincide with New York Comic Con. Together with Alex Simmons, Columbia University Libraries presents a conversation with comics writer Amy Chu, comics writer and artist Larry Hama, artist and scholar John Jennings, comics artist and writer Alitha […]

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10/1 @ 6PM: Doing Recent History: History that Talks (and Tweets!) Back

Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM Columbia University’s Butler Library, Room 523 535 West 114th Street, NYC (Directions) Why is writing living history challenging? What are the ethics of doing research on social media? How can archivists balance the ethics of open access and ethics of privacy? Do historians watch enough TV?! Join Tenured […]

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EXHIBITION: “Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future”

“Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future” presents art, manuscripts, and ephemera from Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library, including items associated with the university’s history, as well as art from Mad artist Al Jaffee, Elfquest artist Wendy Pini, and New Yorker cartoonist Charles Saxon; drafts and notes from X-Men writer Chris Claremont and Legion of Super Heroes writer Paul Levitz, and correspondence from mainstream and indie […]

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EVENT: “Politics and Comics,” November 3, 6 PM

From Honore Daumier to Thomas Nast, George Cruikshank to Garry Trudeau, political ideology and political commentary have been expressed through the medium of comics. Please join Peter Kuper (cartoonist and co-founder of the political comics journal World War 3 Illustrated), Jeff Danziger (editorial cartoonist), and Liza Donnelly (New Yorker cartoonist and member of “Cartooning for […]

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Comics@Columbia events: “Celebrating Al Jaffee,” on Tuesday March 4, 7 PM.

With the new semester comes new events, and our first of the year is a corker: in honor of Al Jaffee's donation of his papers to our Rare Book and Manuscript Library, we're going to celebrate his life and career with a panel discussion.  Former DC Comics president (and sometime Columbia lecturer) Paul Levitz will […]

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Comics@Columbia: “Brooklyn Comes to Morningside Heights” Weds. 11/13 6pm

 In the final comics event of the Fall semester, Butler Library welcomes three of Brooklyn's most talented cartoonists for a discussion of their work, their process, their origins, and their future. Please join Dash Shaw (The Mother's Mouth, Bottomless Belly Button, The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D., BodyWorld, New School), Gabrielle Bell (When […]

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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), […]

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EVENT: “Picture This: The Art of Comics Adaptations”–Monday April 15, 6 PM

The Libraries are thrilled to host an event sponsored by the French Embassy: a conversation between French cartoonist Alex Alice and Brooklyn cartoonist Ron Wimberly on the craft of transforming literature into comics. Alex Alice has produced an award-winning three-volume adaptation of the Nibelungenlied, or Ring Cycle, titled Siegfried, now being published in an English […]

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EVENT: “Comics at Columbia: the Golden Age” March 7, 6 PM

  Please join us in 523 BUtler on Thursday March 7 at 6 PM for a panel celebrating two of the Libraries' newest acquisitions! The Rare Book and Manuscript Library has acquired the research materials and library used by journalist Larry Tye for his acclaimed book, Superman: the high-flying history of America's most enduring hero, […]

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