Past Events

  • A Conversation with Joe Sacco A Conversation with Joe Sacco November 8, 2018

    Joe Sacco is an acclaimed graphic journalist and author of Palestine Footnotes in Gaza, on the Israel-Palestine conflict, and Safe Area Gorazde and The Fixer, on the Bosnian War. He’s lived in Malta and teh U.S., and has published additional pieces on blues music, war crimes, and Chechen refugees. His work has won the American Book Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Eisner Award. His recent collaboration with Matt Hem and Am Johal, Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life, explores ecology  and climate change in the tar sands region of Canada.

  • Tales from La Vida exhibit opening reception | Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration Tales from La Vida exhibit opening reception | Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration November 3, 2018


    Join us on Saturday, November 3rd for a Día de los Muertos celebration and the opening of our new exhibition Tales From La Vida: Latinx Comics!

    This full day event takes place across OSU’s campus, starting at the Gateway Film Center with a screening of Coco, and ending with a catered reception and party at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Enjoy family-friendly activities, traditional Aztec dance, prayer altars, an open house display of José Guadalupe Posada broadsides, and more!


    11:00am – 2:15pm
    Gateway Film Center Family Celebration
    1550 N High St., Columbus, OH
    Featuring face painting in the Gateway Film Center lobby

    10:30am – 12:30pm
    Junior’s Food Truck
    Gateway Alley
    Free taco vouchers available

    12:00pm – 2:15pm
    Coco (2017)
    Free movie screening in English and Spanish
    Gateway Film Center
    Introduction to Latinx Pop Culture by Dr. Frederick Aldama, Laura Fernandez, and Tania Espinales-Correa.

    2:30pm – 3:30pm
    The Ohio Union. 1739 N High St., Columbus, OH
    Día de los Muertos Procession
    Leaving from the Gateway Film Center
    Procession to the Ohio Union and dance performance (2:30-3:00pm)
    Procession to Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum with Danza Azteca (3:00pm-3:30pm)

    3:30pm – 5:00pm
    Exhibit Opening & Celebration: “Tales from La Vida: Latinx Comics”
    Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Sullivant Hall. 1813 N High St., Columbus, OH
    Featuring light refreshments and family activities.

    4:30pm – 5:00pm
    Curator tour of “Tales from La Vida: Latinx Comics” with Dr. Frederick Aldama, Professor, Department of English
    Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Sullivant Hall. 1813 N High St., Columbus, OH

    See event website for full details:

    *Please note that November 3rd is also an Ohio State Buckeyes football home game. We encourage Día de los Muertos event attendees to utilize public transportation, or arrive early. Parking information can be found here.


  • CXC: Spotlight on Darrin Bell CXC: Spotlight on Darrin Bell September 30, 2018

    Darrin Bell is an award-winning syndicated editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post Writers Group and the creator of the comic strips Candorville and Rudy Park . Since 1995, he’s been using his platform to attack the powerful, to defend the powerless, to explore such issues as civil rights, pop culture, and family, and to convince everyone they really should give science fiction a chance. This spotlight panel on CXC 2018 Special Guest Darrin Bell will discuss the comic strip and editorial cartooning worlds between which the prolific creator operates.

  • CXC: Cartooning in the Time of Trump, Part One: Mid-Term Mania September 29, 2018

    What’s it like to make cartoons in the current political reality? Nate Beeler moderates an all-star panel of editorial cartoon heavy hitters Darrin BellAnn Telnaes and Signe Wilkinson as the mid-term elections approach!

    Darrin Bell is one of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s three special guests participating in Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC)  We will also be welcoming Lynn Johnston and Annie Koyama.

  • CXC: A Life's Work with Lynn Johnston, Jason Lutes, and Jim Woodring September 29, 2018

    Three great cartoonists with three career-spanning works either completely or mostly finished: join Jason LutesLynn Johnston and Jim Woodring as they discuss an almost-forgotten model in this graphic novel era — one cartoonist/one title/one work — and how the rest of their career has been shaped by the demands of these major comics.

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