Beyond Tintin: Collecting European Comics in the U.S.

Saturday, June 27, 2015 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Moderator: Jenny Robb, Curator and Associate Professor, Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Speaker: José Alaniz, Associate Professor, University of Washington
Speaker: Mark Siegel, Editorial Director, First Second Books
Speaker: Scott Bukatman, Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University

What are the major trends in European comics? What tools exist to help us build an international collection encompassing the various formats—graphic novels, minicomics, webcomics? More and more, libraries seek to support the growing interest comics are receiving from scholars. Our panel of two distinguished professors, a writer/editor of graphic novels, and a curator of a major comics library survey the European comics scene, offering practical suggestions about collecting in this burgeoning field. This is a joint program sponsored by SEES and WESS. This program is sponsored in name only by ACRL LES and the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Member Interest Group.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:10am PDT
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