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ONLINE SYMPOSIUM Illustration and Race: Rethinking the History of Published Images
September 22, 2022 - Compelling conversations with illustrators, art directors, authors, and scholars will explore more than three hundred years of racial representation in published art and the role of mass-circulated imagery as a force in shaping public perception about people and groups of people.
VIRTUAL SYMPOSIA Enchanted: Mythology and Fairy Tales (Oct 22 - 23, 2021)
October 8, 2021 - Explore the history and meaning of mythology and fairy tales in our lives, and the mythic characters and stories reflecting the inevitable conflict between the forces of good and evil – both real and imagined. On Friday, art historian and catalogue essayist Alice A. Carter will offer a keynote focusing on fantasy in the age of discovery.
ONLINE SYMPOSIUM: Picturing Freedom: A Century of Illustration
December 21, 2020 - For designers, cartoonists, and illustrators, many questions arise when creating art that takes up socially significant, sometimes controversial themes. Some choose the D.I.Y. route, working independently with a free hand, without access to the large scale distribution that comes with a recognizable masthead. Others work with leading news organizations and magazines, agreeing to collaborate in exchange for access to audiences. Popular art has always involved such choices.
The Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine features the work of Garth Williams.
May 16, 2018 - “Garth Williams: Illustrator of the Century” consists of more than ninety original illustrations, sketches, and drawings.
A comprehensive archive of digitized pulp magazines is now available online.
March 29, 2018 - The Pulp Magazine Archive features over 11,000 digitized Issues of classic Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Detective fiction.
MAD Magazine releases issue with blank cover.
January 21, 2016 - Issue #538 hits stores on February 17.