- Join us online for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) 2020 October 1, 2020 - October 4, 2020
CXC 2020 poster and logo design by Ben Towle
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is proud to participate in the 6th annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival, which will be held virtually this year on October 1-4. This year’s festival features all-ages workshops, exclusive cartoonist interviews, panel discussions, interactive games, and more!
OCTOBER 1, 2020 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Are you unintentionally damaging your art? What’s the best way to store your cartoons? Learn tips and best practices for caring for your works on paper. Artists, wherever you are in your career, now is a good time to start thinking about how to preserve your work for future generations! Collectors, let’s talk about how to keep your treasures in the best possible condition.
Jenny Robb, Curator and Associate Professor at The Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will be joined by the University Libraries’ conservation and preservation specialists Miriam Centeno, Preservation and Digitization Strategist, and Marcela Estevez, Head of Conservation for this short presentation followed by a live Q&A. Get all your burning questions about preserving your cartoon and comics art answered by the experts [ADULTS, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT]
OCTOBER 2, 2020 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Join us on Friday, October 2nd for a virtual version of our annual CXC Weekend Kickoff Reception! The evening will include our annual award ceremony; a game of Paper Charades with Jeff Smith, Kate Beaton, Keith Knight, and Fabio Moon; followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of BICLM with some VERY special guest cameos! [ADULTS, TEENS]
OCTOBER 2, 2020 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
BICLM challenges you to a three-round game of comics trivia. We’ll start out with some Comics 101 questions, but prepare yourself for some deep cuts by Round 3! Form a team of 5 friends to sign up in advance, or let us pair you with a group day-of. [ALL AGES]
OCTOBER 3, 2020 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: BICLM Sponsored Panel
Cartoonist and editor Diane Noomin joins Carta Monir, Joyce Farmer, and Ebony Flowers in a powerful conversation about their contributions to the Eisner Award-winning anthology, Drawing Power: Women’s Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival. Moderated by Caitlin McGurk. Content Warning: discussions of sexual abuse and violence. [ADULTS]
OCTOBER 4, 2020 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: BICLM Sponsored Panel
The New Yorker magazine cartoon editor Emma Allen joins cartoonists Liz Montague, Roz Chast, and Amy Hwang in conversation about their work and the changing culture of the magazine. Moderated by Jenny Robb. [ADULTS, BIPOC, TEENS]
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) is a free, citywide arts festival hosted every year by people and places with a passion for cartoon arts. CXC connects the global family of cartoon storytellers, comic makers, and animators with the people who love and are inspired by their art. Together, they celebrate the stories that can only be told in visual media that are as diverse as the people who imagined them. The FREE four-day festival held online features interactive events hosted by Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus Museum of Art, and Columbus Metropolitan Library.