September 26, 2018

A few shots from this evenings presentation on Billy Ireland and WW1 through his newspaper strips. Fascinating and informative panel by Lucy Shelton Caswell.


September 26, 2018

A few shots from this evenings presentation on Billy Ireland and WW1 through his newspaper strips. Fascinating and informative panel by Lucy Shelton Caswell.


September 25, 2018

Friday 7:30pm, free but ticketed event: Cartoonist Lynn Johnston discusses her nearly 30-year run with For Better or For Worse (1979–2008)—one of the most beloved comic strips in North America—at this talk that also features live drawing by Johnston as well as an interview by special guest Jessica Campbell. Johnston made history in 1993 by creating one of the first openly gay characters in a strip, and her unique approach to aging her characters in “real time” made the comic deeply relatable to its readers. A Canadian-born artist and humorist, Campbell works in comics, fiber, painting, drawing, and performance and teaches comics and comics history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and DePaul University. A book signing with Johnston follows in the Wexner Center Store.


September 25, 2018

Thursday at 7pm: CXC is proud to present through its partnering institution the Wexner Center for the Arts the animation legend Sally Cruikshank.
Cruikshank will be here to show off some of her incredibly memorable cartoon work, including the 1975 short “Quasi at the Quackadero,” a film honored by preservation in the US National Film Registry.
A Q&A with Wexner Center Director of Film/Video Dave Filipi follows the program.


September 25, 2018

Billy Ireland and World War I, presented by Lucy Caswell tonight at 7pm at the Columbus Metropolitan Library!


Billy Ireland, the cartoonist for the Columbus Dispatch from 1898 until his death in 1935, had a weekly illustrated Sunday commentary page titled “The Passing Show,” which both reflected and influenced public opinion in our community. Lucy Shelton Caswell, Ireland’s biographer and founding curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, will show examples of “The Passing Show” from 1914-18 that document life in Columbus during World War I. The event, which is being co-sponsored by Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, will be held at the auditorium of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 South Grant Avenue.


September 24, 2018

Join us for a special presentation of the live-action/animated sports comedy Space Jam, followed by a panel discussion with some of the members of the animation team that brought the film to life.

Members of former, Columbus-based animation studio, Character Builders, will be in attendance for a panel discussion following the film.

Panelists include:
Dan Root, Animator and Storyboard Artist on the film
Ron Price, Scene Planner and Animatics Editor on the film
Jim Kammerud, Story Artist and Supervising Animator on the film, and co-founder of Character Builders
Moderated by Rafael Rosado (Pinky & the Brain, Venture Brothers, Curious George)

Cocktail hour at 7pm, with screening at 8pm. Panel discussion will follow.

This screening is in partnership with Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC), a four day festival, September 27-30, celebrating connections between people with a passion for the art of cartoons. Ticket proceeds will be donated to CXC.

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September 24, 2018

CXC Special Guest Kazu Kibuishi will be joining our fabulous lineup of talent for 2018. Jeff will be in moderating Kazu’s panel as they talk about the debut of Amulet Volume 8 and all things comics!

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September 24, 2018

The great Jim Woodring is breaking out his 7-foot pen for CXC 2018, and we couldn’t think of a better kick-off event for the Expo and Book Fair down at the CML Main Library!

You’ll believe a person can draw (with a gigantic pen)!

Jim says a big part of the fun is watching other cartoonists use the pen, so expect moments of artistic hilarity that will burn into your brain for decades to come.

All part of the CXC 2018 Weekend!

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September 21, 2018

The BONE books are getting a fresh start in Norway, courtesy of Outland! Here are samples of volumes 1 and 2! Very exciting!


September 20, 2018

CXC is one week away! Spanning from Ohio State campus through downtown Columbus - come join us and the best and brightest in comics! All events are free and open to the public. Full schedule on our website:

http://cartooncrossroadscolumbus.com/


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