Jay Olinger

An instructor of Comics Studies at Portland Community College, Jay Olinger is an artist-scholar whom graduated with Distinction from the University of Dundee with a Masters of Design in Comics and Graphic Novels, fully-funded by the University’s International Excellence Scholarship. Her graduate thesis, Prompt(ed), explores media application at the intersection of fine art and comics, and was awarded the 2017 Duncan of Jordanstone Comics Prize. Residing in Portland, Or, Jay is an advocate of Comics Studies within higher education whilst also researching erotic comics adaptations within small-press publishers.

Check out this great article on Miss Anthology director Melanie Stevens in the Fall Arts Guide of the Willamette Week!

Upcoming events:

September-October 2018: Art on display at Henry Higgins (Foster)

September 24 2018: Fall term begins at PCC, teaching 2 sections of ART 102 (45335, 46398)
October 2018: Group show at Splendorporium

November 3 2018: Short Run Seattle with Miss Anthology

November 10 2018: Euzine Fest with Miss Anthology

December 15 2018: Digital Inking Workshop at PCC Cascade

January 4 2019: Post-production Workshop at PCC Cascade


Old News:

Since moving back to Portland upon completing graduate school, I've been keeping my eyes and ears open for comics opportunities. I am excited to announce that I will now be teaching ART 217, Comics Art & Literature at Portland Community College upon the referral of my mentor, Diana Schutz. In related news, I will also be attending Emerald City Comic Con this year as an industry professional!

April 4 - June 13 2018: Comic Art & Literature begins at Portland Community College

June 18-22 2018: Graphic Novel Workshop with Jonathan Hill at PNCA, funded by a partial-scholarship for educators

July 2018: Solo Art Show at Common Grounds in Portland, OR

July 2018: Comics Arts Conference at San Diego Comic Con
July 28 - 29 2018: Portland Zine Symposium

June - August 2018: Miss Anthology Comics Workshops
August 6 2018: Guest speaker in Jonathan Hill's Sketchbook Intensive @ Oregon College of Arts & Crafts
The Kickstarter to raise printing funds for Miss Anthology 2018 is now live! We aim to raise a little over $5k in addition to our grant funding to print the anthology and compensate those who edit, create the cover image, and fund the workshops so that they remain FREE for the youth who attend! Any donation, contribution or comic purchase is greatly appreciated!

September 7 - 9 2018: Rose City Comic Con

September 2018: Super Salon at Gallery 101