100 Yrs of Cartooning Panel Presentation and Exhibit
Lakeview College Presents Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of Cartoon Art in
the Lone Star State
A panel discussion with cartoonist Andrew Cox
Thursday, March 20, 2014
9:30 am – Program and panel discussion
Reception immediately following
Northeast Lakeview College (1201 Kitty Hawk
Performing Arts Center
Guest panelist Andrew Cox, a student
from Appalachian State University, will discuss a day in the life of an
editorial cartoonist for a student newspaper, a place where many political
cartoonists get their starts. Dr. Jeff
Peppers, Professor of History, will discuss how political cartoons have been
used to persuade immigrants of limited English proficiency throughout history. Ms. Sabrina Hammel, Professor of Government,
will round out the panel with a discussion on how readers interpret cartoons,
both politically and socially. A
reception will follow the presentation.
Additionally, Cartooning Texas: One Hundred Years of
Cartoon Art in the Lone Star State,
an exhibition developed by Maury Forman and Robert A.
Calvert for the Center for Texas Studies at the University of North Texas
with support from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National
Endowment for the Humanities will be on display in the college’s performing
arts center from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, through March 28.
The event and exhibit are free and open to the public.
Political cartoons in Texas
often focus on hotly contested, controversial and colorful political
campaigns. “Cartooning Texas” is both a cartoon history of
Texas politics and a history of political cartooning in Texas. It tells the story of one hundred years of
events in Texas from 1890 to 1990 in a form that is wonderfully visible and
precise. This exhibition serves as a compilation
of the visual commentaries of journalists about the issues and people most
important to Texans during the 100-year period.
The events are made possible with a
grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for
the Humanities. Humanities Texas
develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures,
oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and
documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online
at http://www.humanitiestexas.org or call 512.440.1991.