EVENT: “¡Actívate! Activism + Representation in Latinx Comics”–Thursday, 9/19, 6 pm

Activate-panel flyerIn honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Comics@Columbia will host a panel discussion on the history of Latinx-American comics, and the roles that activism and representation have taken in them.

Cartoonist and CUNY professor Sara Gómez Woolley will moderate the conversation with comics artists Sandy Jimenez (World War 3 Illustrated) and Nicole Virella (City of bones), along with comics writers Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez (La Borinqueña) and Julian Voloj (Ghetto Brother). The event is co-sponsored by Be’chol Lashon.


The event will be held on Thursday, September 19, at 6 pm, in Butler Library room 523. A reception and signing will follow. Click here to register for this event.

Latinx cartoonists have played major roles in comics from the days of newspaper strips, with creators such as Gus Arriola, through comic books–both mainstream and underground–right into the growing medium of the graphic novel. The collections here at Columbia attempt to represent this important community; here are some examples. To get an even broader picture of the contributions Latinx creators have made to comics, peruse the Cartoonists of Color database!

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Phil Jimenez Omnibus