Artistic Business: Oregon Cartoonists On Their Work And The Indu

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Join us for a wide-ranging discussion among a diverse group of working Oregon comic artists, moderated by Dr. Susan Kirtley, director of the Comics Studies program at Portland State University.

Colleen Coover is the Portland-based artist and co-creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic series Bandette, a stylish adventure set in France featuring the exploits of a teenage girl who is also the Greatest Thief In The World. Coover's previous works include the adult title Small Favors and the all-ages Banana Sunday. She has been published by Dark Horse Comics, Top Shelf, Marvel, and many others.

Jan Eliot is the creator of the internationally syndicated comic strip Stone Soup, which was published in 300 daily newspapers for twenty years and now runs weekly in the Sunday funnies. You can read Stone Soup online at

Cat Farris is a rare native Portlander who continues to live and work in the city. She writes and draws The Last Diplomat, a fantasy webcomic that's a little like Digimon meets Lord of The Rings. Farris is also the artist for the Dark Horse Comics series Emily and The Strangers, as well as a mysterious and unannounced project with Oni Press.

Dylan Meconis is the Eisner and Reuben award-nominated creator of graphic novels Family Man, Bite Me!, and Outfoxed. Her comics combine an academic background in history and literature with a love of visual storytelling.

Susan Kirtley is an Associate Professor of English, the Director of Rhetoric and Composition, and the Director of Comics Studies at Portland State University. Her research interests include visual rhetoric and graphic narratives, and she has published pieces on comics for the popular press and academic journals. Her book, Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass, was the 2013 Eisner winner for Best Educational/Academic work.
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By: Oregon Historical Society

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