Comic Strip Centennial 1995 Calendar of Events
The Centennial of The American Newspaper Comic Strip THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY CARTOON, GRAPHIC, AND PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS RESEARCH LIBRARY 1995 CALENDAR OF EVENTS EXHIBITIONS Before the Yellow Kid: Precursors of the Comic Strip This exhibition traces the roots of the newspaper comic strip in English and American broadsides and humor magazines. Work by Paul Revere, James Gillray, William Hogarth and many others will be displayed along with examples of R.F. Outcault's famed Yellow Kid. Free. Jan. 9-April 21, 1995 Cartoon, Graphic, and Photographic Arts Research Library, The Ohio State University, 023L Wexner, 27 W. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210. A Salute to Miss Lace: Milton Caniff's World War II Comic Strip "Male Call" Milton Caniff created "Male Call" especially for the armed forces and it was an enormous favorite with enlisted men around the world. "A Salute-" is the first exhibition devoted exclusively to this famous comic strip and its run coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of V-E Day. Free. May 1-July 14, 1995 Cartoon, Graphic, and Photographic Arts Research Library. See You in the Funny Papers: American Life as Reflected in the Newspaper Comic Strip From the Yellow Kid to Calvin, the comic strip has reflected the time in which it was created. How social changes, current events, and the values of readers are incorporated into the funnies is the theme of this exhibition. Free. Aug. 1-Oct. 27, 1995 Cartoon, Graphic, and Photographic Arts Research Library. Anything Can Happen in a Comic Strip: Centennial Reflections on an American Art Form Cartoonists who draw comic strips use a variety of means to entertain and engage readers. Among the vehicles used are characters which cross from one strip to another, parodies of comic strips, and the humorous use of the tools of the medium such as speech balloons and cartoon symbols. This exhibition focuses on comic strips that mirror themselves, thereby demonstrating the artistic sophistication of one of the most popular newspaper features. Cartoonists' self-caricatures from the private collection of Mark J. Cohen will also be featured. Free. July 30-Aug. 27, 1995 Columbus Cultural Arts Center, 139 W. Main St., Columbus. Iridescent Polychromous Effulgence: Newspaper Comic Strips at the Turn of the Century William Randolph Hearst used the colorful phrase which is the title of this exhibition to describe the weekly color supplement of comic strips published in his newspaper. This exhibition will display historic comic strip tear sheets from the turn of the century, allowing visitors to examine both these early features and the way in which they were presented in newspapers. Free. LECTURE: The Yellow Kid Centennial Address R.F. Outcault's Yellow Kid, star of the first popular comic strip, made its newspaper debut Feb. 17, 1895 in the New York World. Richard Olson, research professor of psychology at the University of New Orleans, will describe the birth of the comic strip as an American art form in a lecture and slides on the 100th anniversary of the Yellow Kid's debut. Free. Feb. 17, 1995 - 7:30 p.m. Ohio Union Conference Theater, The Ohio State University, 1739 N. High St., Columbus. FESTIVAL: Fifth Triennial Festival of Cartoon Art Featured speakers include cartoonists Lynn Johnston ("For Better or For Worse"), Jeff MacNelly, ("Shoe"), Garry Trudeau ("Doonesbury"), Bill Amend ("Fox Trot"), Robb Armstrong ("Jump Start"), Bruce Beattie ("Beattie Boulevard"), Steve Bentley ("Herb and Jamaal"), and Bill Griffith ("Zippy the Pinhead"). Armstrong is president of the National Cartoonists Society; Beattie and MacNelly are syndicated editorial cartoonists. Speakers also include M. Thomas Inge, Blackwell Professor of Humanities, Randolph Macon College; Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics; Toni Mendez, licensing agent for products based on comic strips; Trina Robbins, author of A Century of Women Cartoonists; Lee Salem, vice president and editorial director, Universal Press Syndicate, Nancy Tew, editorial projects manager, Los Angeles Times, and Anita Tobias, executive vice president, Creators Syndicate. Persons interested in attending may call (614) 292-0538 to request that their names be added to the mailing list. There is a registration fee. Aug. 25-26, 1995 The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210. IF YOU GO.... The Cartoon, Graphic, and Photographic Arts Research Library, 23 W. 17th Ave., Columbus, is adjacent to the Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State. The library is located along the center's outdoor gridwork between High Street and College Avenue. From Interstate 70, go north on Ohio 315 to Lane Avenue, east on Lane, then south on High to either of two parking garages. The Wexner Center is one block between the garages. Telephone: (614) 292-0538. The Ohio Union Conference Theater, 1639 N. High St., is two buildings south of the Wexner Center. The Columbus Cultural Arts Center, 139 W. Main St., is at the corner of Second Street. From Interstate 70 eastbound, take Exit 100A; go north on Front Street three blocks, then west on Main two blocks. From I- 70 westbound, take Exit 100B and go north on Fourth Street two blocks to Main, then west on Main four blocks to Second. From Interstate 71, take Ohio 315 north one exit to U.S. 62 (Rich Street), then east on U.S. 62 (becomes Main) to Second. Telephone: (614) 645-7047. EVENTS ELSEWHERE EXHIBITION: The Sunday Funnies: 100 Years of Comics in American Life Dec. 1, 1994-April 30, 1995 Barnum Museum, 820 Main St., Bridgeport, Conn. 06604. (203) 331-9881. EXHIBITION: The Next Step: Sequential Art Selected works by contemporary comic book artists Robert Stull, Hannibal King, and Louis Small Jr. Aug. 24-Oct. 14, 1995 Martin Luther King Jr. Performing & Cultural Arts Complex, 867 Mount Vernon, Columbus,Ohio. (614) 252-5464. POSTAGE STAMPS: American Comic Strips The U.S. Postal Service will unveil designs for 20 stamps commemorating historic comic strips in May for a planned release in October. Dates and sites to be announced. [Submitted by: REIDV (email@example.com) Tue, 03 Jan 1995 16:05:11 -0500 (EST)] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.