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Syracuse University & Salt City Comic-Con Partner to Host Comic Art Events

The Special Collections Research Center [SCRC] at Syracuse University Libraries, in conjunction with The Salt City Comic-Con, have announced a special viewing opportunity of original comic art and panel discussion on Friday, June 23, 2017.

The SCRC will present selected original works from its holdings by comic masters including Hal Foster (Prince Valiant), Frank Robbins (Johnny Hazard), Stan Drake (The Heart of Juliet Jones), Irwin Hasen (Dondi) and more. Casual fans, hard core collectors and art historians are invited to view original comic and cartoon art from industry legends maintained in the Syracuse University collections.


These events will serve as “Salt City Comic-con Eve” activities to celebrate the convention. The one-day viewing will be held on the sixth floor of Syracuse University’s Bird Library on Friday, June 23, from 10:00 to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Special Collections Research Center will also host a Friday evening panel discussion at 5:00 p.m. on June 23, 2017 in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Syracuse University Libraries.  This panel will explore and discuss the many original comic art treasures of the collection.  Panelists will include Craig Yoe, comic art historian and publisher, and Dan Herman, publisher of Hermes Press and also a well-regarded comics art historian.  Pop culture and marketing expert Ed Catto, of Bonfire Agency, will moderate the panel.


This event is free and open the public. Syracuse University’s Bird Library is located at 222 Waverly Avenue. Door prizes will be awarded to random attendees of the panel discussion.


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