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
CXC always begins with a reception on Friday night at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. This time we’re bringing it to you! Join us in cyberspace for a Pictionary-like game we’re calling “Paper Charades” followed by a behind-the scenes tour of the Billy Ireland vault, unlike anything you’ve seen before. We’ve thrown in a few surprises that you won’t want to miss. [ADULTS, TEENS]
Announcing Special Guest Cameos!
Since we can’t all gather in-person at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, we’re bringing the fun to you! We’ve gathered some of the most exciting voices in comics to tell you about their favorite treasures in the vault. Billy Ireland curators Jenny Robb and Caitlin McGurk will be joined by:
- Gene Luen Yang
- Laura Park
- Art Spiegelman
- Garry Trudeau
- Mo Willems
- Raina Telgemeier
- Barbara Brandon-Croft
- Hilary Price
- Bill Watterson
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. [ADULTS, TEENS]
REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 11:59 PM on Thursday, October 1.
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.