NYC – Celebrating Al Jaffee

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Columbia University celebrates the life and career of cartoonist AL JAFFEE, creator of the MAD Magazine Fold-in, with a panel discussion in honor his donation of his papers to their Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Former DC Comics president (and sometime Columbia lecturer) Paul Levitz will moderate, and joining him will be cartoonist Peter Kuper, Mad magazine art director Sam Viviano, and–of course!–Al himself at the Butler Library on Tuesday March 4 at 7:00 PM in room 523.

A reception will follow the event.  As always, Comics@Columbia events are free and open to the public.

Butler Library | Columbia University
535 W 114th St, New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-7309

NYC – An Evening with the Dream King

Neil Gaiman and Paul Levitz speak on Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 7:00-9:00pm.

Author, graphic novelist, and screenwriter Neil Gaiman (Sandman, American Gods, Coraline, The Graveyard Book) has been described by the Dictionary of Literary Biography as “one of the top ten living post-modern writers.” Join Paul Levitz, former publisher of DC Comics and lecturer at Columbia University’s Center for American Studies as he talks with Gaiman about his life and his writing.

Presented by the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies and the Center for American Studies, Columbia University.

Click here for tickets.

Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (at 95th Street), New York, NY

NYC – Stories Lecture

Neil Gaiman debuts STORIES: All-New Tales, a collection of genre-fuzzing fictions from an eclectic mix of great writers at Columbia University on Tuesday June 15 at 7:00 pm. He will discuss the imagination and the increasingly scuffed line between genre and mainstream fiction. Several contributors will be on stage with him, including Kurt Andersen, Lawrence Block, Kat Howard, Jeffrey Ford, Walter Mosley, and Joe Hill; ace editor Ellen Datlow will also be a part of the panel.

For questions call 212.678.3920

This event is not ticketed; seats are free and available first come/first serve. The space holds approximately 600.

Teachers College – Columbia University
Cowin Center Auditorium
525 West 120th Street (on the corner of 120th & Broadway)
New York, NY 10027