GET GRAPHIC! WITH THE OHIO CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Since 2014 I have co-led the Get Graphic program at the Ohio Center for the Book at Cleveland Public Library. Below is a sampling of our programs including book discussions, workshops, and lecture series.
Refuge and Asylum: A discussion of refugee stories in comics
Cosmic Comics Redux: A fun exploration of sci-fi comics
Queer Comix: A review of comics about queer identity
Comics and the Clinic: Comics which depict the experiences of health and illness
Alternative Comics: Comics inspired by or continuing the underground comix era
Fall Fantasy Comics: A collection of classic and new fantasy comics
Visions of Violence: A close examination of the cartooning of violence in comics
Memoirs of the Middle East: Stories about the lived experience of the Middle East.
Archives and Autobiography: autobiographical stories featuring women.
Cosmic Comics: A fun exploration of the best new sci-fi comics
On the Road to the Wonder Woman Symposium: A book club honoring creators featured at the Wonder Woman Symposium
Superman and Social Justice: A book series in honor of the Cleveland Public Library Superman collection
Wonder Women: In honor of the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman, stories about female superheroes and villains
Midsummer Shakespeare: Graphic Shakespeare adaptations in honor of the First Folio at Cleveland Public Library
Trauma and Transformation: A series dedicated to superheroes origins and trauma
Cosmopolitan Comics: Comics from around the world
Women Warriors: A series focused on intersectionality
Evil and Empathy: A review of supervillain origin stories
Comics and the Clinic: Comics drawing upon the experience of health and illness
Black Lives in Comics: In honor of the Black Panther film, a book club focused on black identity in comics
LECTURE AND WORKSHOP PROGRAMS
Comics Making Workshop with Ted Sikora and Jeremy Whitley
Comics Making Workshops with Matt Horak and Nicole Boose
Lecture and Panel in honor of the Captain Marvel Movie
Comics Making Workshops with Angela Oster and Len Peralta
Comics Making Workshops with John G. and Mike Sangiacomo
Comics Making Workshops with Vagabond Comics and Tony Isabella
Lectures by Joe Cherry, Nicole Boose, Christopher Darling, and Ted Sikora
Lectures by Carol Salus, Charles Coletta, Tammy Clewell and Mike Sangiacomo.
Lectures by Tony Isabella, Vera Camden, Marc Sumerak, and Brad Ricca
A lecture on Gay Comics in honor of the Cleveland Gay Games
A lecture on the history of superheroes
A lecture on female superheroes in honor of Women's history month
WONDER WOMAN SYMPOSIUM
In honor of the 75th anniversary of the comic book super heroine Wonder Woman in 2016, Kent State University and the Cleveland Public Library partnered to celebrate the intersections of public literacy, comics, and feminism in a jointly sponsored symposium. I served as Project Coordinator, and Kent State University Professor, Vera Camden was Project Director.