Category Archives: Historic

At the Schulz: The complete Popeye by E.C. Segar collection

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Transatlanticism: CCS to take Angoulême by storm

Every year, the sleepy little town of Angoulême, in the Poiteau-Charentes region of France, is beset by over 200,000 comics enthusiasts for a four days of events and programming in celebration of the art of bande dessinée: The Angoulême International … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Freedom to Read Comics

The American Library Association’s annual Banned Books Week celebration runs from September 22nd through the 28th this year, and we’re taking the opportunity to showcase hot items in the library. Last year CCS and the Schulz teamed up with the … Continue reading

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The Billy Ireland Library’s Big Move

Have you heard the news? The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is moving! The premier comics and cartooning library in North America, the Billy Ireland Library and Museum is a research library of American cartoons and comic art affiliated with the … Continue reading

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Jordan Crane’s NON no. 5

When the Schulz Library officially opened in the Center for Cartoon Studies new Post Office a year ago, I came across an anthology that I’d only dreamed of holding in my hands. That first day I took out Jordan Crane’s Non … Continue reading

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Remembering Kim Thompson (1956 – 2013)

Kim Thompson, one of the most pivotal editors in the comics industry over the last 30 years, passed away this Wednesday. He was 56. Co-Publisher of Fantagraphics, Thompson edited talent such as Chris Ware, Peter Bagge, Stan Sakai and Joe Sacco … Continue reading

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Beronä Explores the Roots of the Graphic Novel

Last week David A. Beronä, leading scholar of wordless comics (and a Schulz Library advisor!), published a post on Comics Forum, which is run by the folks behind the academic conference of the same name. In this piece he outlines … Continue reading

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Bagels, Lox, Beans in a Can

So today is Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. According to Wikipedia, general observance of Yom Kippur calls for fasting, no wearing of leather shoes, no bathing and washing, and no marital relations. “A parallel has been … Continue reading

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Recent Acquisitions, Part 1

My interest in building up an archive of original artwork for CCS was primarily pedagogical. By looking at originals a cartoonist can better understand how an artist drew a page. What tools were used? Did they rule out guidelines for … Continue reading

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Remembering Ernest

Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012) starred in one of my all-time favorite movies, Marty. Everything about that movie is perfect. Perfect screenplay. Perfect acting. Borgnine plays a sad-sack butcher whose family walks all over him and calls it love. They practically conspire … Continue reading

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