The 332nd meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  April 5, 2022 at 7pm EST. ONLINE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM. Please email  comicssymposium@gmail.com  to register for this event. Free and open to the public.

Adrian Seville: The Game of the Goose in the Cartoon Idiom

The Game of the Goose is a simple race game, recorded from the fifteenth century but still active today, having generated thousands of variants in printed form. In many of these, a picture-story unfolds along the track. Not surprizing, then, that the format has attracted famous cartoonists. Games by Gus Bofa, Fernand Fau, Daaniel Hoeksma, Georges Wolinski and Benito Jacovitti will be illustrated and discussed.

Adrian Seville is an international expert on the history of printed board games, specialising in research on the cultural history of the Game of the Goose. This research is supported by his private collection, assembled over many years and now ultimately destined for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. He has published widely on printed board games, speaking on them in Europe and in America, where in 2016 he curated a public exhibition of his collection at the Grolier Club of New York. His recent book, The Cultural Legacy of the Royal Game of the Goose, was published by Amsterdam University Press and is the first comprehensive academic study of the genre. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.