|| 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 I'm Old and Other Stories, Lucky, Cecil and Jordan in New York, San Diego Diary, July Diary, The Voyeurs), and Lisa Hanawalt (My Dirty Dumb Eyes) in an informal discussion with Columbia's graphic novels librarian, Karen Green. There will be book sales and signings following the panel. Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
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
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
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.
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 edition. Ron Wimberly, whose art for Sentences helped it merit a choice as one of Time magazine's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2007, recently published a hip-hop adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, Prince of Cats.
The two artists will discuss their work and the process of adaptation in a conversation with Tucker Stone, co-owner of Bergen Street Comics.
DATE: Monday, April 15
TIME: 6 PM
PLACE: 523 Butler Library
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, as well as six 1940s Batman typescripts, complete with editorial emendations, donated by the estate of the late Jerry Robinson, the noted comics artist. More information about both these acquisitions may be found here.
The panel, moderated by Paul Levitz, former president of DC Comics and Columbia adjunct faculty, will include
The event will be held in 523 Butler. A reception and book signing will follow.