Monthly Archives: June 2009

Caught Up in Capes

I would feel quite remiss in my librarian duties if I did not talk about a superhero comic book within the first few months of this blog! While checking in new books one day, I flipped open the Secret History … Continue reading

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Cartoon Libraries, Unite!

Here at the Schulz Library, we are big fans of The Schulz Foundation and the Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library. Both have been generous donors over the years – The Schulz Foundation helped fund our first steps as a … Continue reading

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Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book: Make a World

Ollie on Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book: Make a World Continue reading

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Mamet

This is one of books I’ve used to teach comics over the years. Published in 1991, On Directing Film is based on a series of classes that Mamet taught at Columbia. Mamet believes that the heart of visual story telling … Continue reading

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Video Tour

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M50SagUwE3Q] Music: Swamp Dog -chuck

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Steve Ditko's Konga — The Lonely One

It’s amazing what the ongoing romance between academia and comics continues to offer. Case in point, this week saw the publication of writer Christopher Hayton‘s in-depth ode to a group of comicbooks I dearly loved as a kid, but never … Continue reading

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The One Percent Man

I always pick up JP Coovert‘s latest mini comics, and not just because he’s a CCS grad (class of 2008!) I admire JP’s dedication to the craft, and I know he will be drawing comics when he is an old, … Continue reading

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Dada Little Magazines – A Precursor to Zines

Before there were fanzines, there were little magazines. Little magazines are small periodicals devoted to serious literary writing, art, or social theory. Often their contributors are unknown talents, and their content is experimental, avant-garde and noncommercial. Starting in 1912, the … Continue reading

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What About Cartoonists?

This from the Vermont Arts Council’s  new classified section. It looks like it could be the coolest thing in the world or a dystopian horror: 5/19/09: CAMP MEADE FORMING WORKING ARTISTIC CAMP – Working artist camp forming at Camp Meade, … Continue reading

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24-Hour Comics Across the World

CCS is fortunate to have a comics history teacher who has played a key role in contemporary comics history. Steve Bissette’s collaborative work helped launch the DC Vertigo Line, he helped shape the Creator’s Bill of Rights, and his anthology … Continue reading

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