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Comics and Cartoon Studies: An Interdisciplinary Initiative

Featured Events

Jack Kirby @ 100: A Centennial Exhibit

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 8:00am to Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

Jack Kirby @ 100 Exhibition

“Jack Kirby @ 100,” an exhibit of comics and prints at the Oviatt Library, commemorates the centenary of the famed artist, known for co-creating the Marvel Universe. Working across half a century of comics in diverse genres, Kirby (b. Jacob Kurtzberg, 1917-1994) is the quintessential American comic book creator, and one of the most imitated artists in American popular culture. CSUN affirmed Kirby’s legacy in 2015 with an Art Galleries exhibition, _Comic Book Apocalypse_, and is continuing the celebration this term with “Jack Kirby @ 100,” in time for the 100th anniversary of his birth. Read more


Comics @CSUN

Comics scholarship has exploded over the past decade, and academia is paying attention to comics (including graphic novels, comic books, comic strips, and webcomics) as never before.  Comics@CSUN is our response to this upsurge of interest: a collaborative project that aims to advance comics studies and teaching across campus. This interdepartmental and inter-college partnership is bringing together diverse faculty to brainstorm campus events and teaching opportunities for AY 2015-2016 and beyond. We hope to involve as many teachers and students in this initiative as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions and ideas, or simply to get acquainted!