Celebrating our fifth year with a special Nextbook/American Library Association Book Discussion Series on the Graphic Novel
January 23 through March 26, 2008
Winners of the 2008 Comics Contest have been announced and the results are now posted here!
2008 Featured Guests Included:
"Comics: The Rosetta Stone for Life"
March 24, 2007
Winners of the 2007 Comics Contest have been announced and the results are now posted here!
2007 Featured Guests Included:
- Dr. Michael Bitz, Ed.D., Founder and Director of The Comic Book Project at Teachers College, Columbia University
- Tony Isabella, 30 years experience as an editor, writer, creator, columnist including work for Marvel and DC Comics and currently reviews comic books and offers opinions at Tony's Online Tips
- John Forgetta and Kathy Dow, creative team of the syndicated strip "The Meaning of Lila"
- Ron Hill, Professional Artist/Art Teacher and member of the National Cartoonist Society
- Dr. Charles Coletta, Ph.D, American Cultural Studies, Popular Culture Program at BGSU
- Alan Gardner, Founder and Editor of The Daily Cartoonist
Multiple Literacies for a Multicultural World"
April 8, 2006
Winners of the 2006 Comics Contest have been announced and the results are now posted here!
Interested in learning more about podcasater Len Peralta's Jawbone Radio and his podcast on the Comics Symposium? Click here.
2006 Featured Guests Included:
- Harvey Pekar, author of "The Quitter" and "American Splendor"
- Lee Salem, Executive VP and Editor for Universal Press Syndicate
- Hector Cantu co-creator of "Baldo"
- Richard Dominguez creator of "El Gato Negro"
- Michael Sangiacomo, Plain Dealer Comic Critic and "Phantom Jack" creator
- Librarian/Curators of special collections of
- Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University
- Cartoon Research Library at The Ohio State University
- Len Peralta, "In Search of the Elusive Bill Watterson" podcast featuring the only known audio interview with a member of the Watterson family