Faculty portfolios

  • D.B. Dowd, “K is for Knowledge," from A is for Autocrat: A Trumpian Alphabet, Illustrated. Spartan Holiday Books, 2020.
    D.B. Dowd, “K is for Knowledge," from A is for Autocrat: A Trumpian Alphabet, Illustrated. Spartan Holiday Books, 2020.
  • DB Dowd, “X is for Xenophobe, Y is for Yahooism,” from A is for Autocrat. Spartan Holiday Books, 2020.
    DB Dowd, “X is for Xenophobe, Y is for Yahooism,” from A is for Autocrat. Spartan Holiday Books, 2020.
  • D.B. Dowd, Final spread, Pneumonia Lessons, about a Covid-19 scare, published in Plague Journal Vol. 2, Detroit.
    D.B. Dowd, Final spread, Pneumonia Lessons, about a Covid-19 scare, published in Plague Journal Vol. 2, Detroit.
  • D.B. Dowd, Introductory spread, Spartan Holiday No. 3: French Lesson. 2019.
    D.B. Dowd, Introductory spread, Spartan Holiday No. 3: French Lesson. 2019.
  • D.B. Dowd, “Akron St. Vincent game, 2014,” Spartan Holiday No. 3: French Lesson. 2019.
    D.B. Dowd, “Akron St. Vincent game, 2014,” Spartan Holiday No. 3: French Lesson. 2019.

D.B. Dowd

Professor

Director, D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Campus Box 1031
Biography 

D.B. Dowd is an illustrator and writer who lectures and curates exhibitions on the history of illustration and cartooning. Through his award-winning travel zine Spartan Holiday, he documents his engagement with the social landscape through a blend of reportage, memoir, and history. His book Stick Figures: Drawing as a Human Practice tackles the history of mark-making from pre-alphabetic times to the cloud-based present. Dowd is a professor of art and serves as the faculty director of the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library; he also holds a courtesy appointment in American Culture Studies in Arts & Sciences.