UPDATE: Due to the pandemic, this year's Comic Book Expo and Career Workshop has been canceled. If you have questions, please contact Pat Ricé Daniels at (909) 537-4307 or Pat.Ric'e-Daniels@csusb.edu.

The John M. Pfau Library at Cal State San Bernardino will host the Comic/Zine Expo and Career Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 17.

The program will take place in the Pfau Library, 5th floor, room 5005, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  For event details, visit the “Comic/Zine Expo & Career Workshop: Program Schedule” website. The expo was canceled last year due to the pandemic.

Panelists will discuss career pathways into the comics and zine industry; multiculturalism, equity, and social activism in today’s comics and zines; the creative and artistic process; advice on writing for non-binary audiences; the changing complexion of the comics and zine world; and other related topics. 

The names of first-, second-, and third-place winners who compete in a comic/zine contest will be announced during the program. Winners of the contest will each receive a cash prize. The first place winner will also receive 200 color copies of their submitted work.

The contest is free to enter and open to all CSUSB and Palm Desert Campus students. Submissions must be related to diversity, environmental justice, climate change, green technology, or species extinction prevention, among other topics listed in the competition’s rules and guidelines.

“We are excited that, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Pfau Library's annual Comic/Zine Expo and Career Workshop will be held in person this February, with robust safety measures in place to protect all event participants," said Cesar Caballero, dean of the John M. Pfau Library, a main sponsor of the program. "This year’s expo highlights artists of color and their pioneering contributions to the comics and zine sphere. These individuals have valuable in-the-field experience from which aspiring comics and zine artists would doubtless benefit.  We invite everyone--students, staff, faculty, alumni, and members of the broader university community--to participate in this rich learning opportunity."  

For questions or more information, contact Pat Ricé-Daniels at (909) 537-4307 or email archives@csusb.edu.