An Introduction to our Comics Discussion Guides

An Introduction to our Comics Discussion Guides

(Link directly to the Comics Discussion Guides here!) One of the focuses of the Ohio Center for the Book is to promote the medium of comics with our state’s rich heritage of comics creators like Richard F. Outcault; Frederick Opper; Milton Caniff; creators of the original superhero – Superman! – Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster; …

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RE-OPENED: Library of Congress Seeking Applicants for Literacy Awards 2021

RE-OPENED: Library of Congress Seeking Applicants for Literacy Awards 2021

The Library of Congress has re-opened applications! See below for new deadline! The Library of Congress is seeking nominations of nonprofit organizations to be considered for the 2021 Literacy Awards. For full details and to apply, visit http://www.read.gov/literacyawards/index.html. Through the generosity of philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program honors nonprofit …

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NaNoWriMo 2020

NaNoWriMo 2020

During November, we welcome the observance of U.S. holidays and events celebrated around the world.   We honor U.S. veterans and recognize the heritage of indigenous people. We promote adoption awareness and praise aviation history. We celebrate traditional holidays like Thanksgiving and commemorate special and even whimsical events like World Vegan Day and National Deviled Eggs …

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An Ohio Comics Conversation with Tom Batiuk and Jay Kalagayan

An Ohio Comics Conversation with Tom Batiuk and Jay Kalagayan

The Ohio Center for the Book was fortunate to be asked by the Ohioana Library to host an outreach event for the Ohioana Book Festival this year. Tom Batiuk of Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft fame and Jay Kalagayan, creator, writer, and publisher of MeSseD Comics, had a wide-ranging conversation with our Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Valentino Zullo. …

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