About 20 exhibits, mostly hard-hitting political cartoons and illustrations of renowned African-American cartoonist, Dr. Anthony Obi Ogbo will be displayed throughout the event.
Political Cartoons and illustrations by Journalism Professor, Anthony Obi Ogbo will be on display during Texas Southern University’s (TSU) Communication Week (Comm Week) scheduled for March 27-31, 2023.
Hosted by the TSU’s School of Communication, the Comm Week will bring together, leading innovators in the media, music, and film industries. This fast-paced academic symposium will attract journalists, entrepreneurs, content creators, influencers, scholars, and television and radio personalities who will share their real-world knowledge and perspectives.
The cartoon exhibition themed “My Editorial Brushstrokes”, the first editorial cartoon exhibition by an African American, will highlight very controversial political cartoons and illustrations by the cartoonist.
According to Dr. Ogbo, “the purpose of this exhibition is to demonstrate the significance of traditional editorial cartoons in modern journalism. The entire exhibits are hand drawn cartoon pieces published by different media outlets. Therefore, “My editorial strokes” represents my work, my artistic prowess in presenting news and opinion through a collaboration of creative motifs. It is a masterly of the real-world reality of the practice and process of comic or graphics journalism. In other words, I do not only tell and write my stories, I can also illustrate them in the most inspiring, imaginative or artistic manner.”
About 20 exhibits, mostly hard-hitting political cartoons and illustrations will be displayed throughout the event.
Dr. Ogbo who is also the founder and publisher of Houston-based Texas International Guardian News started his journalism career in 1981 as the Chief Cartoon Editor at a political newspaper in Nigeria, “The Trumpet.”
Besides a longtime service in the newsprint community, Ogbo served as President of the Houston Association of Black Journalists (HABJ) in 2002. He was the longest-serving executive board member in this group affiliated with the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). He served as the Vice President from 2000 to 2002, the president from 2002 to 2004, and the Vice President from 2004 to 2006. As a member of NABJ and HABJ, Ogbo won numerous journalism excellence awards, including the 2004- NABJ Regional lifetime award, and first place in the journalism excellence award for the editorial cartoon category. Furthermore, he received certificates of appreciation for his services and commitment to training aspiring African-American Journalists.
Dr. Dorris Ellis Robinson, the publisher of the Houston Sun, will be the special guest at this event.
The TSU’s Comm Week complements, supplements, and displays student learning modules in journalism, speech communication, media, radio/television/film, entertainment, and recording careers. During the week, scholars, entrepreneurs, and experts will share innovative practice ideas, including current and future career trends.
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