A Traveling Exhibit of Comics about Ceres

at Monmouth College


To accompany an academic panel, “Comics and Classics,” organized by C. W. Marshall and George Kovacs and sponsored by the Outreach Committee (of which Prof. Tom Sienkewicz of Monmouth College is a member), the American Philological Association held a graphic artwork competition centering on the Ceres/Prosperpina myth. Our inspiration was John Storrs’ Art Deco statue of Ceres that crowns the landmark Chicago Board of Trade building.

The contest received entries from the United States and Canada. Three age groups are represented:

• K-7th Grade with entries ranging from 10-13 years of age

• 8th-12th Grade with entries ranging from 14-18 years of age

• Adult, for high school graduates, undergraduate or graduate students,

academics, practicing graphic designers and the public-at-large.


This Poster Exhibit displaying all of the winning entries in the APA Comics Contest first appeared at the annual meeting of the American Philological Association and The Archaeological Institute of America in Chicago, in January 2008.


This exhibit will be on display in the lobby of Hewes Library at Monmouth College through Thursday, February 7, 2008.

Admission is Free