The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries, in conjunction with The Salt City Comic-Con, will host a special viewing of original comic art and a panel discussion on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Bird Library.
The one-day viewing will be held on the sixth floor of Bird Library from 10:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. It will feature selected original works 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.
The Friday evening panel discussion at 5:00 p.m. will be held in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the first floor of Bird Library. The panel will explore and discuss the many original comic art treasures in 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. These events will serve as “Salt City Comic-con eve” activities to celebrate the convention.
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. Additional information on schedules, guests, tickets and cosplay can be found at www.SyracuseComicCon.com.
Salt City Comic-Con celebrates Geek Culture in Syracuse, the Finger Lakes, and all of Central New York. This growing convention, designed for both hardcore collectors and everyday pop-culture fans, stuffs myriad marvels into two action-packed days. Sponsorship and other inquiries can be directed to: SaltCityComicCon@gmail.com