Past Events

  • Superheroes en Vogue Superheroes en Vogue March 8, 2017

    Mural Project led by Amana Harris

    Visual artist Amana Harris and Comic Artists Michael Watson and Victor Dandridge come together at the intersection of independent artistry, media industry, education and activism for an engaging presentation and discussion on issues of social justice and diversity in the graphics industry and in our society.  Curated by Christopher Jeansonne, Artists will discuss some of there many powerful works and will have items for sale at the event. Food provided. Attendance is free and open to the public.  RSVP here

  • Windows on Death Row exhibit program Windows on Death Row exhibit program February 25, 2017

     Join us for an evening of programming to explore Windows On Death Row: Art from Inside and Outside the Prison Walls, with project and exhibit founders, political cartoonist Patrick Chappatte and journalist Anne-Frédérique Widmann, with special guest Ndume Olatushani, a painter and former death-row inmate  who was wrongly convicted and imprisoned for 28 years. Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, will also be joining them to give opening remarks. 

    All events and gallery entry are FREE and open to the public.

    4:00 pm               Curators’ Tour of Windows On Death Row, museum galleries

    5:00-6:30 pm     Catered reception, Will Eisner Seminar Room

    6:30-8:00 pm     Multimedia presentation,  Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall

    An audience Q & A will follow the presentation.

  • Nedim Bali | Comics in Turkey Nedim Bali | Comics in Turkey February 6, 2017

    Learn about the history and current state of Turkish comics with Nedim Bali of Libra Books. Bali will discuss Turkish comics and artists, and how foreign comics influenced the development of Turkish comic readership. This presentation will be followed by an open house for The Middle East Collection of Comics at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum.

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

    Grimmy from Mother Goose and Grimm

    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 Mary F. Gau and Kevin Wolf, and the Mark J. Cohen and Rose Marie McDaniel Endowment. Part of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) city-wide cartoon and comics festival.

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