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Karen Green

Lecturer, Summer Session; Curator for Comics and Cartoons

Karen Green is Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University.  Since 2005 she has been instrumental in building a collection and archive that now includes the original art and papers of Chris Claremont, Al Jaffee, Howard Cruse, Jerry Robinson, S. Clay Wilson, Wendy and Richard Pini, and Kitchen Sink Press, among others.  Karen is highly active and visible at comics conferences and conventions, has been a judge for the Eisner Awards and the Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning, and she co-produced the documentary She Makes Comics (2014).  She has also organized and hosted numerous online conversations with comics artists.  In 2017, Nick Sousanis created the online comic “A Life in Comics: The Graphic Adventures of Karen Green” for Columbia Magazine.