Exhibition: Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future

General Programming

October 7, 2014 Tuesday, 6:00pm EDT Butler Library, Room 203, Columbia University
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The exhibition "Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future" presents art, manuscripts, and ephemera from Columbia's Rare Book & Manuscript Library, including items associated with the university's history, as well as art from Mad artist Al Jaffee, Elfquest artist Wendy Pini, and New Yorker cartoonist Charles Saxon; drafts and notes from X-Men writer Chris Claremont and Legion of Super Heroes writer Paul Levitz, and correspondence from mainstream and indie comics luminaries Stan Lee, Harvey Kurtzman, and Howard Cruse--and much, much more.

The exhibition opening night on October 7 will include presentations by influential comics figureheads, celebratory reception, and viewing of the exhibition.

"Comics at Columbia: Past, Present, Future" is curated by Karen Green, Librarian for Ancient & Medieval History and Graphic Novels Librarian at Columbia University.

The exhibition will be on display through January 23, 2015 in Kempner Gallery, Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Butler Library, 6th Floor).

  • Karen Green Librarian for Ancient & Medieval History Columbia University