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  • Dana Walrath | Aliceheimer's: Comics, Medicine, and Memory Dana Walrath | Aliceheimer's: Comics, Medicine, and Memory November 6, 2015

    Dana Walrath is the author of the graphic memoir Aliceheimer’s, which chronicles her mother’s dementia and how it provided an unexpected community of help including pirates, space/time travel, and Walrath’s dead father, looming in the branches of the maple trees around her New England farm house.  This talk will focus on the power of graphic storytelling to heal and support individual caregivers, to support those with memory loss, and to rewrite the story of how we age globally.

    Walrath earned a PhD in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.  She has used stories and art in her teaching of medical students at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine.  She is currently working with the Center for Cartoon Studies on their Cartoonist Veteran Project.  Her most recent book is Like Water on Stone, an account of the Armenian genocide in blank verse, which was a finalist for the 2015 Vermont Book Award.

    This event is FREE and open to the public. Book signing after the lecture.

    Co-sponsored by The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Popular Culture Studies, and Humanities and Medicine: A Working Group at the Humanities Institute

  • Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) October 1, 2015 - October 3, 2015

    Announcing the first annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, or CXC, a celebration of the cartoon arts and their creators to be held Oct. 1-3, 2015. CXC is modeled on events like the Sundance or Tribeca film festivals, or the metropolitan comics events in Europe that offer a breadth of exhibits, artist talks, workshops, film screenings, performances, signings and more.

    Featured guests include: Kate Beaton* (Hark! A Vagrant, The Princess and the Pony), animation historian Jerry Beck**, Bill Griffith (Zippy the Pinhead), Françoise Mouly*** (RAW, The New Yorker, TOON BOOKS), Jeff Smith (Bone), Art Spiegelman*** (MAUS), and Craig Thompson (Blankets, Space Dumplins) More special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

    “What makes this show unique is Columbus itself,” said Jeff Smith, CXC’s President & Artistic Director, “We have unprecedented levels of institutional support for cartooning and comics here, from the museums and schools to the Thurber House with its annual Graphic Novelist in Residence which recognizes outstanding new talent. This festival brings the whole city into the celebration.”

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  • Sol-Con: The Brown + Black Comix Expo Sol-Con: The Brown + Black Comix Expo October 1, 2015 - October 4, 2015

    SÕL-CON is FREE and open to the public. All events take place in Hale Hall on the Ohio State Campus.

    Grand Expo | Kids Workshops | Featured Artist Conversations | Getting Published | Panels | Film Screenings | And much more!

    Latino and African American comics have been traditionally sidelined in the mainstream. During Hispanic Heritage Month, The Ohio State University Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host the first annual SÕL-CON: The Brown + Black Comix Expo 2015. Visit the site for more information, the schedule and to register.

  • Out on the Wire: An Evening of Storytelling Secrets Out on the Wire: An Evening of Storytelling Secrets September 15, 2015

    The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in collaboration with Pop Culture Studies and Project Narrative at The Ohio State University are thrilled to welcome renowned cartoonist, writer, educator, and now podcaster JESSICA ABEL to campus on Tuesday, September 15th.

    Join us for an evening of discovery while Jessica discusses her comics career and latest work, OUT ON THE WIRE: THE STORYTELLING SECRETS OF THE NEW MASTERS OF RADIO.

    Following Jessica’s talk will be a Q&A and book signing.

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  • AAEC 2015 Annual Convention, September 3-5, 2015 AAEC 2015 Annual Convention, September 3-5, 2015 September 3, 2015 - September 5, 2015

    The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) is hosting their annual convention in Columbus during Labor Day weekend. As part of this convention, the AAEC is sponsoring public presentations and panel discussions featuring prominent professionals in the field.

    All events are held at Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) , Canzani Center Auditorium, 60 Cleveland Avenue. These events are FREE and open to the public.

    The AAEC is a professional association concerned with promoting the interests of staff, freelance, and student editorial cartoonists in the United States.

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