The Festival of Cartoon Art, held triennially since 1983, features two days of lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions, receptions and other special events. It attracts an international audience including cartoonists, comics scholars, fans, collectors and students. Registration is capped at 275 participants in order to assure that all attendees have a quality experience at this unique conference.
The Festival is a place where cartoon enthusiasts and creators come together, exchange ideas, and share their passion for comics and cartoons. Since 1983, the nation's leading cartoonists have spoken at the Festival, including Lynda Barry, Milton Caniff, Will Eisner, Jules Feiffer, Ben Katchor, Patrick Oliphant, Jeff Smith, Art Spiegelman, Garry Trudeau and Bill Watterson, just to name a few.
2013 Grand Opening Festival
Please join us for our Grand Opening Festival, November 14-17, 2013. This event will celebrate the move of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum to its new home in Sullivant Hall. Plans are underway so stay tuned to our website, blog, Facebook and Twitter for details as they develop.