“History of Idaho Comics” presentation at Albertsons Library

Join local comic book artist Al Asker for his “History of Idaho Comics” presentation on Wednesday October 7th at 6pm in Special Collections and Archives on the 2nd floor of Albertsons Library. 

Asker is the leading authority on the history of comic books in Idaho and has given presentations all over the Gem State. He wrote an article for Boise State University's The Blue Review titled “The Wild West of Sequential Art: A History of Comic books in Idaho” (https://thebluereview.org/idaho-comic-book-history/) and an article for Idaho Magazine called “Tarzan Loves Idaho” (https://www.idahomagazine.com/article/tarzan-loves-idaho/). He is the editor and publisher (and sometimes writer/artist) of Idaho Comics Group, the purveyor of the officially licensed Tarzan and the Comics of Idaho anthology and Idaho Comics.

Asker’s presentation coincides with the Idaho Comics exhibit currently on display in the Library. The exhibit feature selections from Boise State’s collections including works by Dennis Eichhorn, Jay O’Leary, Shanae Lavelle, Al Asker, Randall Kirby, Scott Pentzer, Allen Gladfelter, Jon Kiethley, and Todd Clark.

Special Collections and Archives maintains a growing collection of comic books, graphic novels, zines and small press publications by Idaho artists, authors, and poets.

Everyone is welcome to explore the collections in Special Collections and Archives, and Asker’s presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information contact archives@boisestate.edu.

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