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 Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio

Best-selling cartoonist and Ohio State alum Derf Backderf returns to the Wex with his extraordinary new work, Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio.

On May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard shot and killed unarmed college students protesting the Vietnam War at Kent State University. The event was burned into our national memory, including that of Backderf, who was 10 years old at the time and recalls seeing those same Guardsmen patrolling his nearby hometown just days before the shooting. Using techniques similar to those employed in creating his graphic novels My Friend Dahmer (2012) and Trashed (2015), Backderf conducted extensive interviews and research to the explore the young lives lost that day and the series of events that led up to the tragedy. The story remains as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.

 Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio

Derf Backderf, Four Dead in Ohio, image courtesy of Abrams ComicArts

Derf Backderf

Derf Backderf, photo Alain Seux

 Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio

Derf Backderf, Four Dead in Ohio, image courtesy of Abrams ComicArts 

 Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio

Derf Backderf, Four Dead in Ohio, image courtesy of Abrams ComicArts 

 Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio

Derf Backderf, Four Dead in Ohio, image courtesy of Abrams ComicArts 

Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and Cartoon Crossroads Columbus.

MADE POSSIBLE BY
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Huntington
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Kaufman Development
Cardinal Health Foundation

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