Category Archives: Events Educational Webinar series

NYTimes_webThis Thursday May 28, 2015, join SVA’s New York Times representative, Emily Ryan for a series of educational webinars that will cover how to grab a pass and then feature three areas that help users get the most from the subscription for both personal and classroom use.

All webinars are 20 minutes in length, starting at 10AM, 12noon and 2PM Eastern Time.

Participating at 10am, 12noon and/or 2pm is easy: simply go to at these specific times, dial (888) 419-5364 and enter code 3977-6248 to listen. Note: we do suggest folks mute their phones to make the experience more efficient for all.

For more on SVA’s institutional subscription to the New York Times Online, see here.


Jiraiya at SVA

On March 28th, 2015 the manga artist known as Jiraiya stopped at SVA as part of his first North American tour. The talk was enthusiastically received by a standing room only crowd of students, facility and the general public with a cheque forming hours before the scheduled start time. Author, editor, graphic designer and tireless comics proponent, Chip Kidd led a lively Q&A with the artist. Chip’s perceptive questions and clear passion for the artists work led Jiraiya to give deep insights into his creative process, technique and the political implications of his work. The event was cohosted by Keith Mayerson, Cartooning Coordinator and Faculty in SVA’s Cartooning  and Illustration Departments, and Eric Ingram, curator of the Comic & Graphic Novel Collection at the SVA Library.

Jiraiya and Chip Kidd were kind enough to stay after the talk to sign books and memorabilia. In addition to signing Jiraiya also drew caricatures of those in line. It was a thrilling and historic afternoon at SVA indeed.

Click here for a slideshow and write-up from the Examiner, and check out more photos in the slideshow below.

Graham Kolbeins, Jiraiya behind his book, Anne Ishii and Chip Kidd

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Free Coffee & Doughnuts Next Week!

Get your caffeine and sugar fix at the SVA Library during the final week of the semester! We will be serving free coffee and doughnuts on Monday, April 27th, Wednesday, April 29th, and Friday, May 1st, 2015 from 5-10pm.

coffee flyer

SVA Library Closes Today at 6pm!

The SVA Library closes today at 6pm and will remain closed until Monday, January 5th. Food For Fines continues today with $2 off your fines for every can of food donated.

What’s up, Chuck?

Growing up with Saturday morning cartoons, there came a point, past when I started to see the differences between Warner Bros. cartoons and products from Hanna Barbara (ex. The Flintstones) or MGM (ex. Tom and Jerry), when even within the vast universe of WB animation, certain titles stood out for their excellence – of story, of art, of animated movement. And consistently I found those extraordinary cartoons – Rabbit of Seville, What’s Opera, Doc?, Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century, Don’t Give Up the Sheep – were directed by Chuck Jones. Now the Museum of the Moving Image has a show up through January, 2015, highlighting the career of this singular animator, What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones. (review / slideshow)

To explore his work:

Chuck amuck : the life and times of an animated cartoonist / by Chuck Jones – NC1766.U52 J66 1989

Chuck reducks : drawings from the fun side of life / Chuck Jones ; with a foreword by Robin Williams. – NC1766.U52 J66 1996

Looney tunes premiere collection /director, Charles M. Jones – V-AN J664 LooP DVD

Looney tunes golden collection. Vol. 2 – includes “What’s opera, Doc?” (1957)

Gay Purr-ee / Warner Bros ; A UPA production ; written by Dorothy & Chuck Jones – V-AN L458 Gay DVD

How the Grinch stole Christmas / Producers, Chuck Jones and Theodore Geisel ; director, Chuck Jones – V-AN S487 How DVD

Chuck Jones extremes & inbetweens, a life in animation / produced and directed by Margaret Selby – V-AN J664 Ext DVD

Coffee and Extended Hours – Free!

In addition to our extended hours for finals, the SVA Library is throwing in some go-go juice, gratis! After 5pm, stop by the Reference Desk for a cup of joe to help power you through to the end of the semester!

Scene from last night’s first opening coffee time:

Food for Fines – Spring 2014

Need to clear some fines in order to graduate or check stuff out, or maybe just to have a clean slate? This semester we are extending the normal Food for Fines period to three weeks!

When: April 14-May 5 (last day of the semester)
What: You bring in canned food items. Each one knocks $2 off your fine total.

All of the food goes to City Harvest, to help those in need. Clear your fines for a good cause – everyone wins!

Image by Helen Kwok.