An Exhibition at The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
January 22 – April 26, 2013
Flying machines, automobiles, women’s suffrage and prohibition were hot topics when A.B. Walker cartooned in the early twentieth century. His work appeared in Life,Harper’s Magazine, and Scribner’s, the leading magazines of the time. This exhibit focuses on work he drew for Harper’s during the period 1909-1913. His beautiful fluid lines are the perfect medium for the graceful ladies in huge hats that he drew and his enthusiasm for automobiles and aeronautics is infectious. His gentle wry and keen observation of women, women’s suffrage and the topic of love are captivating. This exhibit celebrates the career of a once-famous cartoonist whose work, a century later, remains funny and charming.
A.B. Walker’s World can be viewed from Monday-Friday, 9am to 5 pm..
About the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum: Our primary mission is to develop a comprehensive research collection of materials documenting American printed cartoon art (editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons) and to provide access to these collections. The library is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is free and open to the public. See http://cartoons.osu.edu/ for further information. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is located at 27 W. 17th Avenue, north of the Wexner Center’s main entrance. Parking is available at the Ohio Union garage.