Comic Studies @ OSU

The state of Ohio has long played a vital role in the history of comics, being the birthplace and/or home to more cartoonists than any other in the history of the medium (or so we like to boast). Ohio State has also played a crucial role in the more recent development of the field of Comics Studies, as the home of the world-reknowned Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (soon to be celebrating its 40th anniversary) and the pioneering comics scholar, Lucy Shelton Caswell, who edited the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the field 20 years ago. 

Today, comics and Comics Studies are thriving at Ohio State as never before. There is much to celebrate and share, and this website will serve as the official gathering place for our unofficial but vibrant group of faculty and students dedicated to studying comics and contributing to this fast-growing field.