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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  • 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 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.

    A book signing will follow the event.

    Yang is the creator of American Born Chinese (2006), Boxers and Saints (2013), and Secret Coders (2015), among many other works, and was appointed the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress in January.

    The events are free and open to the public.

    Copresented by the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in conjunction with the Children’s Literature Association’s National Conference taking place June 9-11 and the Cartoon Library & Museum’s exhibition Good Grief!:  Children and Comics, opening June 10.

  • Very Semi-Serious | Introduced by New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff Very Semi-Serious | Introduced by New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff May 10, 2016

    Tracing the 90-year-history of cartoons and legendary cartoonists appearing in New Yorker magazine, the film Very Semi-Serious (Leah Wolchok, 2015) follows cartoon editor Bob Mankoff, as he sifts through voluminous submissions trying to bring together the best selection for the current issue. Leah Wolchok’s debut offers an endearing, behind-the-scenes appreciation of the magazine’s familiar single-panel comedy, ultimately championing the talent and impulse that inspire us to turn the mirror on ourselves. (83 mins., DCP)

    A book signing will take place prior to the event from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Wexner lobby (in front of the book store)

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    Copresented by Wexner Center for the Arts and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in conjunction with our current exhibition Dedini: The Art of Humor, on view Feb 13–May 22, featuring the work of former New Yorker and Playboy cartoonist Eldon Dedini.