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yellow_kidDeclare the Minor

This interdisciplinary Comics and Cartoon Studies minor, the first of its kind in the nation, presents students with an international, historical, and critical perspective on the art of comics. In taking classes for this minor, students will be required to think outside of accustomed disciplinary boundaries and to analyze and experiment with the interaction of both visual and linguistic systems of meaning.

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for events you won’t want to miss.

Browse upcoming and past events – guest lecturers, artist visits, panel discussions, and more.


Art Ducko Comics Magazine

Art Ducko is the University of Oregon’s first comics magazine. The magazine aims to build the comics community on campus by showcasing students’ work. Art Ducko’s mission is to provide a space for UO students to develop both their artistic and creative writing skills, gain experience working on a creative team, and publish their own original comics.


resourcesResources and Links

If you are interested in making your own comic, getting involved in the comics industry, or just want to know more about the medium, we’ve provided a helpful set of tools and materials to get you started.

Contact and location information for the English department can also be found here.


Science and Comics Interdisciplinary Initiative

The University of Oregon Science/Comics Interdisciplinary Research Program unites two growing areas at the University of Oregon: Comics & Cartoon Studies and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The program encourages interdisciplinary research and spurs curriculum development. We bring together faculty, students, and researchers from numerous departments, programs, and campus facilities to produce scholarship that utilizes both humanistic and scientific research practices.