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Cartooning with Robb Armstrong

March 9, 2023 at 10:00am1:00pm EST

Bird Library, Lemke Seminar Room, 6th Floor

Are you interested in the creative processes of cartooning? Would you like to learn how to bring characters from conception to the page from one of the most circulated contemporary cartoonists here at SU Libraries? Then sign up for the Special Collections Research Center’s Cartooning Workshop with Robb Armstrong ’85, alumnus and acclaimed cartoonist, for a hands-on cartooning workshop followed by lunch. Space is limited to first 15 Syracuse University students to register. Email scrcinstruction@syr.edu to register or for more information.

SU students will have an opportunity to participate in an  hands-on workshop and conversation  with nationally celebrated cartoonist and SU alumni Robb Armstrong, creator of the JumpStart comic strip. Participants in the workshop will learn directly from Robb the art of creating their own characters as well as strategies for drawing and storytelling.

To register for this workshop and lunch, please email scrcinstruction@syr.edu by Friday, March 3rd. If you require an accommodation or have dietary needs, please email mlwagh@syr.edu. Space is limited, so register soon.

About Robb Armstrong

Robb Armstrong Graduated from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts in 1985. While a student at SU, he created a very popular comic strip for The Daily Orange called Hector. The appeal of that strip motivated him to pursue professional syndication. On October 2, 1989 JumpStart was launched into 40 newspapers across the country. Today, his comic strip about a cop named “Joe” and his wife “Marcy”, a nurse, can be read daily in more than 400 newspapers. It is the most widely syndicated comic strip by an African – American cartoonist in history. Robb has authored Fearless, A Cartoonist’s Guide to Life and On A Roll: A JumpStart Treasury, both receiving five stars on Amazon. Robb was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate from Holy Family University in 2012, and his comic strip, JumpStart, is currently being developed as a TV sitcom on CBS.

“It’s an honor to cheer people up everyday. I feel that’s one of the most important things a person can do.” – Robb Armstrong

This event was first published on January 17, 2023 and last updated on February 8, 2023.


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