As I reported last month, on the original Gutter Talk blog (hereafter to be referred to as "Gutter Talk Prime"), the Ohio State University's Wexner Center for the Arts, in co-operation with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, has invited Stephen R. Bissette, renowned artist for much of Alan Moore's historic run on Swamp Thing and creator of the short-lived independent comic Tyrant in the mid-90s, to give a presentation entitled Swamp Thing and the Birth, Life and Death of the Comics Code Authority in the Wex's Film/Video theater on Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and there's a Facebook event page where you can RSVP if you're planning to attend.
In addition, the Billy Ireland Museum announced on its blog on Wednesday, the evening prior to his Comics Code seminar, Monday, April 28, Bissette will present "How To Make A Monster: Cartooning Master Class with Stephen R. Bissette" in which he will demonstrate his method for rendering dinosaurs, zombies and monsters, in the museum's Will Eisner Seminar Room. Seating for the event is limited, with only thirty slots available. Cost of admission is $15 for the general public and $10 for OSU students with BuckID. Interested parties can register at http://cartoons.osu.edu/registration/