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The Dog Show: Two Centuries of Canine Cartoons opens on June 19!

The Dog Show: Two Centuries of Canine Cartoons promises to be an entertaining and enlightening exhibit for visitors of all ages. It documents the fascination that cartoonists have had with our furry friends. Beginning with political cartoons from the 19th century and moving through to 21st century creations like  Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man, over one hundred different characters are showcased. Also on display is Into the […]

Library reading room is scheduling appointments

The Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room is scheduling limited research appointments, Monday-Friday. For more information, please see the Visiting the Reading Room page. To request an appointment, please email For research and reproduction services, please email us or call 614-292-0538.


Patrick McDonnell Exhibit at Urban Arts Space

Side Effects: Paintings by Patrick McDonnell 2016-2021 Opening August 10th, 2021 at Urban Arts Space The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is thrilled to partner with Ohio State’s Urban Arts Space on Side Effects: Paintings by Patrick McDonnell 2016-2021. Patrick McDonnell has been an artist for over 40 years. Best known for MUTTS, he [Read More...]

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