Past Events

  • Cartoon Library Booksale! August 19, 4-7pm Cartoon Library Booksale! August 19, 4-7pm August 19, 2022

    To ring in the back-to-school season, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is holding a book sale!

    Friday, August 19, 4pm – 7pm

    The sale will be held at the North entrance to Sullivant Hall (1813 N. High St., Columbus OH 43210).

    ALL ITEMS RANGE FROM $2 – $20!

    Hundreds of duplicate items from our collection will be available for the public to purchase. We will be accepting both cash and credit card, and all proceeds will be used to help process our collections. Don’t miss out!

    Included in the sale will be:

    Graphic novels
    Comic books
    Comic strip reprint books
    Humor magazines
    Comic and cartoon art history books
    …and much, much more.

    Please plan to bring a bag or box for carrying home your great finds.

    For more information about our location and parking, please see cartoons.osu.edu/visit-us

    For more information email cartoonevents@osu.edu

  • Crafting a Response: Cartooning for Social Justice Workshop Crafting a Response: Cartooning for Social Justice Workshop August 14, 2022

    FREE Event for ages 14+

    Participation is limited and registration is required: email cartoonevents@osu.edu

    Please include names and ages of participants
    Deadline to register is August 12, 2022

    Students and young adults are invited to create expressive art and designs based on their experiences with the artwork displayed in the BICLM exhibit STILL… Racism in America. Father/daughter cartoonists Brumsic Brandon Jr. and Barbara Brandon-Croft independently created the work shown in STILL between the 1960s and the present day, frequently reflecting on similar themes of social justice, racial disparities, and hope. As students take in the satire and harsh truths about the prevalence and history of racism in our society, they will be guided by cartoonist and instructor J.M. Hunter to lend their own voices to the cause by utilizing their personal visual expression. Basic cartooning concepts and methods will be covered. No previous drawing experience required.

  • Charles M. Schulz: An American Cartoonist (online event) Charles M. Schulz: An American Cartoonist (online event) July 23, 2022

    Join us via Zoom for a pictorial journey through Charles M. Schulz’s life and career and learn why Peanuts is one of the most popular and influential comic strips ever. This live, interactive experience includes a hands-on, how-to-draw Snoopy workshop at the end (you will need paper, a pencil, an eraser, and your imagination to draw along).

    This event is presented by the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California in partnership with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s exhibition Celebrating Sparky.

    Registration required. This event is FREE and open to all.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Family Day! Celebrating Sparky: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts Family Day! Celebrating Sparky: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts June 25, 2022

    Join the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum for an afternoon of activities and fun for all ages!

    Our new exhibit Celebrating Sparky: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts honors the life and career of Schulz and marks the centennial of his birth. We welcome you to join us on June 25 from 1-5 pm for a reception including a curator tour of the exhibition, activities for kids, a cartooning workshop taught by the Schulz Museum, and Snoopy’s favorite: root beer and chocolate chip cookies!

  • Opening reception: STILL... Racism in America Opening reception: STILL... Racism in America May 21, 2022

    We are honored to welcome cartoonist Barbara Brandon-Croft and curator Tara Nakashima Donahue to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum for a program and reception for the opening of STILL: Racism in America – A Retrospective in Cartoons

    6 pm – 7 pm: Reception and time to explore the exhibition
    7 pm – 8 pm: Program with Barbara Brandon-Croft and Tara Nakashima Donahue in conversation with Caitlin McGurk in the Schulz Lecture Hall

    This event is FREE and open to the public.

    Unable to join us in person? Tune in for a live stream of the 7 pm program via Zoom. REGISTER HERE.

    **Please note that the start time for this event was originally listed as 3:00 pm. This was changed to 6:00 pm to avoid a conflict with SPACE, the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo.**

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