2016 MSU Comics Forum Wraps

Many thanks to everyone who attended, sponsored, organized, and participated in the 9th annual Michigan State University Comics Forum
(MSUCF) and made it such a successful event.  We’ll see you again next year for the 10th annual MSUCF.  In the meantime, please enjoy the archive of Sergio Aragones’ keynote speech.


Until 2017,

Ryan Claytor
MSU Comics Forum – Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Art, Art History, and Design

2016 MSU Comics Forum Poster Unveiled

It is my pleasure to formally unveil the 2016 Michigan State University Comics Forum poster illustrated by this year’s keynote speaker, Sergio Aragones.

Sergio’s keynote address will place on Friday, February 26th from 7-8:30 in the Residential College of Arts & Humanities Theater.

Feel free to repost this electronic image to help us promote the many events surrounding this year’s MSU Comics Forum. If you are a business owner or manager and would like to receive a few posters to hang in your place of business, please contact me (Ryan Claytor, MSU Comics Forum Director at rclaytor@msu.edu) by Friday, Jan. 22nd, 2016 to be added to our mailing list.

Ryan Claytor
MSU Comics Forum – Director

2016 Comics Forum Dates & Keynote Speaker

The 2016 MSU Comics Forum will take place on Feb. 26th and 27th. The keynote address will occur on the first evening, Friday, Feb. 26th, 2016, while the panel discussions and artist alley will take place the following day, Saturday, Feb 27th, 2016. The location will be in Snyder/Phillips Hall on the campus of Michigan State University.

This year, the Forum is proud to announce that Sergio Aragones will be
our Guest of Honor and Keynote Speaker on Friday, Feb 26th, 2016.
Aragones is the most honored cartoonist, having won every major award in the field including the National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame Award.  He is widely known for his contributions to Mad Magazine and his long-running comic book series, Groo the Wanderer.  Recently, Aragones completed a Groo vs. Conan crossover with artist, Tom Yeates, and continues his more than 50 years of contributions to Mad Magazine.

2016 Call for Panel Submissions

The MSU Comics Forum will be accepting submissions for individual presentations, panel sessions, and roundtables as part of the event’s academic panel discussions on Saturday, Feb 27th, 2016. Submissions will be accepted from a variety of disciplines and must be received by Dec. 20th, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.  Download PDF file for details.

MSU Comics Forum 2016 – Call for Submissions – (PDF)

2016 Call for Artist Alley Submissions

This year’s MSU Comics Forum Artists Alley will be taking place on Saturday, Feb. 27th, 2016. It will be in the Lookout! Gallery and surrounding classrooms located on the 2nd floor of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities in Michigan State University?s Snyder/Phillips Hall in East Lansing, MI. There is no cost to request table space for the MSU Comics Forum.

To request table space complete the requested information at the following form by Tuesday, December 15th, 2015:


Due to limited space the Artist Alley is juried and not all requests will be met. Once the application is received it will be reviewed and you will be notified via e-mail by January 2nd, 2016 as to whether or not we are able to meet your request.  Accepted Artists will receive table space free of charge.