CRAZY FOR COMICS: COMIC KRAZE SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR TEENS AT THE WOLFSONIAN
More than a dozen teenagers have been enrolled in Comic Kraze, a summer design workshop organized by the Wolfsonian’s Education Department and led by Jessica Abel and Caiphus Moore. Each afternoon this week, the students have descended on the library to review some of the unique materials in our collection. The library has a rich collection of graphic novels from the 1930s, including a large number of “stories without words” by Lynd Kendall Ward (American, 1905-1985) and Giacomo Giuseppe Patri (Italian American, 1898-1978).
Thanks to donations by Leonard A. Lauder and Pamela K. Harer, we now have a few vintage comic books and more than one hundred of children’s propaganda books in our war propaganda collection.
We also have thousands of rare books, postcards, leaflets, and other ephemeral materials caricaturing and lampooning political figures during the First and Second World Wars.