Current Events

  • Root Hog or Die : A King-Cat Documentary Screening Root Hog or Die : A King-Cat Documentary Screening 09/26/2014

    Please join us in the Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall (room 220) on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM for a free, evening screening of the new documentary, Root Hog or Die, about ground breaking cartoonist John Porcellino and his 25+ years running self-published series King-Cat.  John Porcellino will introduce the film, and a book signing will be held after the screening.

    film trailer
    artist’s website

  • March: An Evening with Congressman John Lewis, Nate Powell, and Andrew Aydin March: An Evening with Congressman John Lewis, Nate Powell, and Andrew Aydin 09/15/2014

    Join in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act on Monday, September 15 at 7:00 PM, for an evening with U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Nate Powell, and Andrew Aydin discussing the Civil Rights Movement and the experience of telling Congressman Lewis’s story in the graphic memoir March. Selections from March: Book One and Book Two are on display in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s  exhibit The Long March: Civil Rights in Cartoons and Comics currently on view.

    Free and open to the public, this event will be held in the Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall, Room 220 on the second level.

    Co-sponsored by the Ohio State University Libraries, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Student Life, Moritz College of Law, Hale Black Cultural Center, Kirwin Institute, Barnett Center for Arts and Enterprise, College of Social Work, Department of English, History Department, and Department of African American and African Studies.

  • An Evening with Tony Millionaire An Evening with Tony Millionaire 09/04/2014

    image © Tony Millionaire

    Please join us Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:00 PM as Mr. Tony Millionaire graces the stage at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall (2nd floor) for a conversation with Caitlin McGurk about his eccentric life and cartooning legacy. There will also be a book signing following his presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

    Tony Millionaire is the mad genius behind the long-running and frequently mispronounced syndicated comic strip Maakies, which began in 1994 in the New York Press. He is also the creator of a long list of all-ages graphic novels, including Billy Hazelnuts and the Sock Monkey series, which revolves around the beloved character Uncle Gabby and his adventures in an old seaside Victorian house with his stuffed compatriot Mr. Crow. Millionaire also created the Cartoon Network animated Adult Swim series, “The Drinky Crow Show,” based off his Maakies comic strips. Combining all of the mystery and beauty of the work of Johnny Gruelle (Raggedy Ann and Andy) with the macabre style of the 19th century penny dreadfuls, Millionaire has produced a prolific body of work that is as grotesque at times as it is poignant and romantic.

    Tony Millionaire’s appearance is made possible by the generous help of the 2014 Cincinnati ComicCon, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, September 5-7, 2014.