Current Events

  • What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective Opening Celebration What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective Opening Celebration November 12, 2016

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    Free Event: Opening Celebration!

    Join us at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum on Saturday, November 12th for the opening celebration of What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective curated by Lucy Caswell.
    The following events  are free and open to the public – no RSVP required:

    3:00-4:00 pm – Curator’s Tour with Mike Peters and Lucy Caswell, gallery

    4:00-5:30 pm – Mike Peters Chalk-Talk, Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall

    5:30-7:00 pm – Catered reception for What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective, Will Eisner Seminar Room

  • Garry Trudeau and Glen David Gold in Conversation Garry Trudeau and Glen David Gold in Conversation October 14, 2016

    Image copyright Garry Trudeau

    Legendary Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau discusses his life and work as one of our most distinguished and decorated political cartoonists of the past 50 years. Along with his influential strip, syndicated in roughly 1,000 newspapers around the world, Trudeau is also the creator of the political satire show Alpha House for Amazon Studios. Joining Trudeau on stage is acclaimed novelist Glen David Gold, best known for Carter Beats the Devil (2001) and Sunnyside (2009).

    This event is FREE for all audiences (no tickets required).

    Doonesbury on GoComics

    Copresented by the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and Wexner Center for the Arts with support from GoComics. Part of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) city-wide cartoon and comics festival.

  • Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) Weekend Reception October 14, 2016

    Join in the celebration, view the galleries, and mingle with CXC special guests and exhibitors during a reception at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum before Garry Trudeau In Conversation with Glen David Gold at the Mershon Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served.

    This event is free and open to the public.

  • Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) 2016 Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (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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  • SÕL-CON: The Brown and Black Comix Expo SÕL-CON: The Brown and Black Comix Expo October 13, 2016 - October 16, 2016

    SÕL-CON presents a new model of comics show: not just a meeting of the cartoon-oriented minds but a full-on entertainment summit and an all-too-rare meeting of talented creators at various stages in their careers. Join some of the best and brightest creators in the country in a high-energy creative atmosphere!

    Introducing SÕL-CON

    SÕL-CON Schedule of Events

  • Canon Fodder! A CXC Academic Conference October 13, 2016 - October 14, 2016

    Starting in October 2016, the annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) festival will include an academic symposium, hosted this year at the Ohio State University campus in partnership with SÕL-Con: the Brown + Black Comics Expo, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, the Columbus College of Arts & Design, and the Comics Studies Society.

    Our theme for this inaugural year is “Canon Fodder,” seeking to test and remix the still-damp concrete of comics histories and canons before they set. The goal for the symposium is to launch an extended conversation among participants that will continue into the CXC weekend and beyond.