Upcoming Exhibits

  • Treasures from the Collections of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Treasures from the Collections of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum May 5, 2018 - October 21, 2018

    Closed Mondays, during exhibit installations, and holidays. Before your visit, see Hours for all closings. 

    This permanent exhibit features a selection of exceptional artwork and artifacts highlighting the breadth and depth of our collections.

  • Artistically MAD: Seven Decades of Satire Artistically MAD: Seven Decades of Satire May 5, 2018 - October 21, 2018

    Closed Mondays, during exhibit installations, and holidays. Before your visit, see Hours for all closings. 

    Harvey Kurtzman’s brainchild made its debut as a comic book in 1952 before switching to a magazine format in 1955.  Over the ensuing years, MAD has featured artwork by many of the most talented cartoonists in the industry. This comprehensive exhibition will showcase original drawings and paintings by all of the top MAD contributors, including Bill Elder, Jack Davis, Wally Wood, Norman Mingo, Al Jaffee, Sergio Aragonés, Don Martin, Mort Drucker and Tom Richmond.

    There will also be displays of vintage MAD magazines and memorabilia branded with the gap-toothed mug of its iconic mascot, Alfred E. Neuman.

    Curated by cartoonist and cartoon scholar Brian Walker. Ryan Smith, Assistant Features Editor for the Columbus Dispatch, interviews him in Brian Walker talks MAD Magazine, comic strips

     

     

  • Koyama And Friends: Publishing, Patronage, and The New Alternative Press Koyama And Friends: Publishing, Patronage, and The New Alternative Press May 5, 2018 - October 21, 2018

    Closed Mondays, during exhibit installations, and holidays. Before your visit, see Hours for all closings. 

    In 2013, KOYAMA PRESS publisher Annie Koyama began amassing original art to donate to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum that would represent a snapshot of the contemporary alternative comics industry. This exhibit of the Koyama Collection offers an introduction to a diverse network of cartoonists, small-press publishers, and collectives operating today. Artists highlighted include Lisa Hanawalt, Michael DeForge, Julia Wertz, Gabrielle Bell, Noah Van Sciver, and more.

    Curated by Caitlin McGurk, Associate Curator for Outreach & Assistant Professor

    SAVE THE DATE: Friday, September 28, 2018 – Exhibit celebration with Annie Koyama as part of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival.