Current Events

  • CXC 2016 CXC 2016 October 13, 2016 - October 16, 2016

    Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14

    Events take place at The Ohio State University campus, including the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Hale Hall and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

    Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) hosts a two-day academic conference, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum exhibits, a celebration of excellence and diversity in comics at SOL CON, a professional development track including a new round of our peer-to-peer “Talk and Teach” presentations, multiple receptions, a presentation on animation, and an evening in conversation with a major comics-making talent.

    Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16

    Events take place at Columbus Metropolitan Library, with satellite events at the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA), and Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD).

    CXC hosts its Expo and Marketplace in the heart of the beautiful new library facility, public panel presentations, a presentation by this year’s Thurber Prize recipient, and a Saturday night focused around a major comics-making talent and accompanying exhibition.

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  • The Down Low on Mo: A Conversation with Mo Willems and Hilary Price The Down Low on Mo: A Conversation with Mo Willems and Hilary Price August 19, 2016

    Mo Willems is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, and has been awarded three Caldecott Honors for his books Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity.  This year, Mo celebrates the 25th and final book in his long-running Elephant and Piggie series, which has twice won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal.

    Joining Mo in conversation will be Hilary B. Price, the creator behind the internationally syndicated comic strip Rhymes With Orange. Price has been awarded the “Best Newspaper Panel” four times by the National Cartoonists Society, and her work also appears in Parade Magazine, The Funny Times, People and Glamour.

  • TEEN WORKSHOP: Comics Medium Workshop with Gene Luen Yang TEEN WORKSHOP: Comics Medium Workshop with Gene Luen Yang June 11, 2016

    Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His book American Born Chinese was the first graphic novel to become a National Book Award finalist in 2006 and it also won the Printz Award and an Eisner Award.

    In this hands-on workshop, Yang will talk about how comics work and what makes them different from other media. He will discuss panel size, panel transitions, and panel composition. Students will then work in groups to solve storytelling problems.

  • Gene Luen Yang: Asian Americans and Comics Gene Luen Yang: Asian Americans and Comics June 10, 2016

    5:30-7:00 pm
    Join us before the presentation for the opening reception of Good Grief!: Children and Comics and Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream at the Cartoon Library & Museum’s Will Eisner Seminar Room. Light refreshments will be served.

    7:00 pm
    Gene Luen Yang: “Asian Americans and Comics” at Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

    Asian Americans represent one of the largest demographics working in U.S. comic book industry today.  How did Asian Americans come to be so involved in this medium, and what does their work as writers, artists, editors, and publishers mean for the industry?  Award-winning cartoonist Gene Luen Yang will explore these issues by discussing the historical portrayals of Asians and Asian Americans in American comics, commonalities between modern comics and traditional Asian art, prominent Asian American cartoonists, and how being an Asian American has shaped his own work in comics.