Current Events

  • Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) September 28, 2017 - October 1, 2017

    SAVE THE DATE! Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) is a multi-facted, yearly festival celebrating comics and cartooning, the city of Columbus and cartoonists worldwide. For 2017, the festival will run from September 28 – October 1.

  • Save the Date! Exhibition Reception and 40th Anniversary Celebration | May 1, 2017 Save the Date! Exhibition Reception and 40th Anniversary Celebration | May 1, 2017 May 1, 2017

    On May 1, 1977, founding curator Lucy Shelton Caswell began work on the Milton Caniff collection, and the institution that would become The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum was born. Join us for a special celebration, exactly 40 years later!

    This is an excellent chance to explore our two new exhibits, TALES FROM THE VAULT: 40 YEARS/40 STORIES and FOUNDING COLLECTIONS: 1977-1987!

    This FREE event will also feature:

    • A catered reception and cash bar
    • Games and activities 
    • A raffle to support the new Lucy Shelton Caswell Research Award
    • Photo opportunities
    • Behind-the-scenes archive tours
    • A curators’ tour at 5 pm with Jenny Robb, Caitlin McGurk, and Lucy Caswell
    • Cake!

    This event is made possible through generous support from Eileen & Lynn Theis. We hope you will celebrate with us on May 1st!