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  • Lalo Alcaraz
    Lalo Alcaraz has spent two decades chronicling the political ascendancy of Latinos in America and pushing the boundaries of Chicano art. He is the creator of the first nationally-syndicated, politically-themed Latino daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha,” he co-founded the political comedy troupe Chicano Secret Service and he co-hosts the infamous “Pocho Hour of Power” on KPFK in Los Angeles.
  • Kate Beaton
    Kate Beaton was born in Nova Scotia, took a history degree in New Brunswick, paid it off in Alberta, worked in a museum in British Columbia, then came to Ontario for a while to draw pictures, then Halifax, and then New York, and then back to Toronto, and then back once again to rural Nova Scotia. Maybe the moon next time, who knows.
  • John Branch: BranchToon | Comics Kingdom
    John Branch is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Houston, Texas. A North Carolina native, he was the editorial cartoonist for the San Antonio Express-News from 1981 until 2015. Currently drawing for the Rivard Report, John’s work is distributed nationally by King Features/North America Syndicate and has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Dallas Morning News, Newsweek and many other publications.
  • Edwina Dumm
    For more than six decades, Edwina Frances Dumm worked as a professional cartoonist. Beginning as a political cartoonist on the staff of the Columbus Daily Monitor, Edwina paved the way as the first woman employed in a full time position as editorial cartoonist. She continued her work after she moved to New York City in the early 1920s with the creation of "Cap Stubbs and Tippie," "Alec the Great," and "Sinbad." Edwina's cartoons ran for almost fifty years under two syndication services and in magazines like Life and the London based Tatler.
  • Mat Johnson
    Mat Johnson is the author of the novels Loving Day, Pym, Drop, and Hunting in Harlem, the nonfiction novella The Great Negro Plot, and the comic books Incognegro and Dark Rain. He is a professor at the University of Oregon.
  • Keith Knight
    Keith Knight is the creator of three popular comic strips: the Knight Life, (th)ink, and the K Chronicles. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including the Washington Post, Daily KOS, San Francisco Chronicle,, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, and the Funny Times.


  • Billy Ireland Library and Cartoon Museum
    The world’s largest collection of materials related to cartoons and comics, including original art, books, magazines, journals, comic books, archival materials, and newspaper comic strip pages and clippings.
  • Charles M. Schulz Museum: Exhibitions
    Museum and research center focused on the work of Charles M. Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip which was syndicated in over 2,600 newspapers worldwide with book collections translated in over 25 languages.

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