Francoise Mouly TOON Books and Young Readers

Public Programs

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Francoise Mouly
TOON Books and Young Readers

Art Spiegelman Residency Events

One of the world’s most influential and acclaimed cartoon artists, Art Spiegelman is also a 2010–11 Wexner Center Residency Award artist in film/video. Spiegelman, along with figures such as Robert Crumb and Bill Griffith, was one of the key artists of the American underground comics movement in the 1960s and 1970s. As part of his residency, Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly, his wife and another renowned authority on cartoon art, are presenting a series of lectures on a variety of topics related to Spiegelman’s work and the history of the genre.

Artist's Talks

Informal presentations by artists.

Fri, May 20, 2011 4 PM

Francoise Mouly, the art editor at the New Yorker magazine since 1993, discusses her efforts to promote literacy in children through such efforts as founding TOON Books, a series of hardcover comic books for children.

Mouly has been a key figure in comics since the early 1980s, when she cofounded the alternative comics' magazine RAW, which featured the work of Charles Burns, Gary Panter, and Chris Ware, to name just a few. In 2008, she launched TOON Books,with projects drawn by such acclaimed artists as Jeff Smith, Jay Lynch, Art Spiegelman, and Nadja Spiegelman (Mouly and Art Spiegelman’s daughter). The line of books has been a huge success with libraries, educators, and, most importantly, young readers.

Presented in conjunction with Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).

Saintseneca

No tickets remain for Columbus-based indie-folk band Saintseneca, who will celebrate their Dark Arc album release at the Wex on Apr 19.