Fantastic Four cover July 1966

The Black Panther: A Comic Book History

By Vernon Mitchell, Jr., Curator of Popular American Arts on May 23, 2018 in Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, Special Collections, What's New

The late 1960s was a tumultuous time for America both domestically and abroad. The events taking place outside U.S. shores, such as the Vietnam conflict, began to affect domestic unrest in already existing social movements, most notably the Civil Rights Movement. Although President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law on August 6, […]

"Kinfolk" by Al Parker, Ladies Home Journal, Feb. 1949

Asian Representation in American Publications in the 1940’s: Barely There, and Mostly Through A White Lens

The following blog post is an essay written by WU graduating class of 2018 student Tay Tuteur for the class, Introduction to Illustration Studies, taught by DMGHL Post Doctoral Fellow Jaleen Grove, Fall 2017. In the book Margins and Mainstreams: Asians in American History and Culture, Gary Okihiro, an Asian American scholar and professor at […]

Illustrators Legacy Questionnaire

By Skye Lacerte on May 25, 2017 in Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Illustrators, cartoonists, comics creators, and related types of artists: how will your legacy be recorded and preserved? Dr. Jaleen Grove is the DMGHL Postdoctoral Fellow in Popular Print. She researches all facets of illustrators and illustration. As part of her work, she is offering a questionnaire designed to capture illustrators’ careers for posterity. This questionnaire […]

Dowd Lecture Online

By Skye Lacerte on October 18, 2016 in Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, Uncategorized, What's New

On September 27, over 100 people gathered to celebrate the dedication of the Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library in Steinberg Hall at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. Chancellor Mark Wrighton made opening remarks, followed by the Dean of the Sam Fox School Carmon Colangelo, who introduced Professor Dowd. The […]