Saturday MARCH 24, 10 AM to 6:30 PMWill Eisner Week

    Sunday MARCH 25, 10 AM to 5 PM


    Faculty Room, Low Library, Columbia University

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC–but seating is limited.

The Comic New York symposium brings together creators and academics to discuss the intertwined histories of American comics and the town where they were born: New York City.  From the role of New York as breeding ground for generations of comics talent to the political, periodical, and alternative nature of the comics themselves, the best NYC has to offer celebrates this unique medium.

KEYNOTE: the featured session is a discussion with Chris Claremont and his long-time editor Louise Simonson, in recognition of Claremont’s recent gift of his complete archives to Columbia’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

For more information, please contact Karen Green, Columbia’s Graphic Novels Librarian, at

Conference organizers:
Jeremy Dauber, Director, Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies (Columbia University)
Danny Fingeroth, Senior VP of Education, Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA)
Karen Green, Graphic Novels Librarian (Columbia University)

The organizers would like to acknowledge, with gratitude, the invaluable assistance of: Michael Ryan, Matt Hampel, Emily Donahue, Talia Jimenez Ramirez, Beth Fleisher, Kate Park, Mark Newton, Amy Genkins, Carrie Walker, Nick Obourn, Robert Branch, Paul Levitz, Vicky Zabriskie, Tara Marsh, Bob Scott, Jeffrey Lancaster, Amanda McGee, Tomas Vu-Daniel, and Chris Jehly.  This would never have happened without you.