September 30, 2016



Fan Art Friday! Incredibly cool BONE and RASL tattoos from our friend Andrew McNally. Thanks for sharing!

 

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September 29, 2016



GARRY TRUDEAU IN CONVERSATION WITH GLEN DAVID GOLD, RAINA TELGEMEIER IN CONVERSATION WITH JEFF SMITH, COMICS PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES GALORE AND A STATE OF THE INDUSTRY PANEL THAT SOLVES THE PROBLEMS IT PRESENTS! CARTOON CROSSROADS COLUMBUS ANNOUNCES AMBITIOUS PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE FOR IT FIRST FULL YEAR AS A CITY-WIDE CELEBRATION OF COMICS.


(Columbus, Ohio) – Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) officially announced its 2016 programming slate via a post on its web site last week: http://www.cartooncrossroadscolumbus.com


The city-wide festival, set for its first four-day event on October 13-16, 2016 after a well-received two-day show in 2015, will offer nearly seventy-five hours of creator-driven panels, presentations, spotlights and discussions.


Special highlights include an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and generational icon Garry Trudeau, in conversation with author Glen David Gold; a personal appearance in support of a film presentation by Mark Osborne (Kung-Fu Panda, The Little Prince); a freewheeling discussion between superstar cartoonists Raina Telgemeier and Jeff Smith; a conversation between award-winning cartoonists Seth and Ben Katchor on the 25th anniversary of seminal work by each artist; Ronald Wimberly’s CMA/Thurber House graphic novelist presentation; and an evening presentation by Academy Award-winning animator and cartoon historian John Canemaker on the work of the great Winsor McCay!


“Our special guest list is a dream, and we hope our programming throws the spotlight on these great artists in a fun, entertaining and informative way,” said CXC Festival Director Tom Spurgeon.


As a city-wide festival, Cartoon Crossroads Columbus will feature programming all over Columbus during the weekend.


A primary hub for Thursday and Friday events – and for Wednesday’s sole offering – will be Ohio State University’s The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, The Wexner Center for the Arts and Hale Hall. 


Events on Thursday and Friday will include a special academic conference on canon, the return of the popular peer to peer “talk and teach” classes, a rigorous conversation with the multi-talented editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes, a state of the industry panel, two major social receptions, two comics-art shows, and the Trudeau and Canemaker events. The weekend kicks off with the Mark Osborne presentation on October 12.


For Saturday and Sunday October 15-16, the show moves downtown to the Columbus Metropolitan Library downtown branch, the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) and the Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).


In support of the two-day Expo & Marketplace in the library, CXC will offer multiple programming tracks featuring spotlights on special guests like Sergio Aragones, Carol Tyler and Stan Sakai, as well as themed presentations on all-ages comics and the new comic book mainstream. Four hours of classes from instructors supplied by Pittsburgh’s Comics Workbook will be offered as well.


Both CMA (Ronald Wimberly, career-to-date) and CCAD (Nate Powell, March Book 3) plan gallery shows, while CCAD will host alt-comics icon Charles Burns for a special presentation on Saturday night.


“We’re hoping CXC can become known for the quality of its programming, and this year seems like a major step in that direction,” said Festival President Jeff Smith. “There’s so much I’m personally looking forward to seeing and doing at all the weekend’s venues.”


For more information and potential interview opportunities, contact Tom Spurgeon at: 575-654-4391, or tom@cartooncrossroadscolumbus.org.


Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) is a non-profit organization devoted to a yearly, city-wide festival whose aims are to spotlight the best in cartooning as an art form, to show off the city of Columbus as an international travel destination for fans of comics and cartooning, and to assist the next generation of emerging cartoonists. 




http://cartooncrossroadscolumbus.com/index.html

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September 28, 2016

CXC 2016: Full schedule now available along with information about attending Exhibitors and Special Guests! We’re about 2 weeks away from kickoff. Hope to see you!

http://cartooncrossroadscolumbus.com/index.html


September 27, 2016

Geekdad’s “Great, Big Beautiful Podcast” chatted with Jeff about BONE’s 25th anniversary, self-publishing and a bit of everything in between. Have a listen! Good stuff!

https://geekdad.com/2016/09/gbbp-88-jeff-smith/


September 26, 2016

Sunday was National Comic Book Day, and Jeff was invited by our local Fox28 affiliate to talk about BONE CODA and our Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) Festival! Check it out!


September 26, 2016

A 5-Star Review of Bone: CODA from Flip Geeks: The Journey Really Matters!

http://www.flipgeeks.com/comic-reviews/review-the-journey-really-matters-in-bone-coda

 

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September 25, 2016


September 23, 2016

Cartoon Books’ BONE and RASL catalog launches today on Kindle! The long wait is over. Now get to readin’!

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September 22, 2016

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September 21, 2016

CXC Attendees and Exhibitors! We’ve compiled a list of all of the hotels in close proximity of the festival and surrounding events. These are listed in no particular order with options to fit any budget. Click on hotel name to be linked to their website. Please mention you’re attending the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival to see if discounts are still available!

Renaissance Hotel Downtown Columbus

The Westin Columbus

Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square

Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capitol Square

Hilton Columbus Downtown

Crown Plaza Columbus Downtown

Comfort Inn and Suites Downtown

The Lofts Hotel

Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph

Red Roof Inn

Hyatt Regency Columbus

Courtyard Marriott

DoubleTree Suites By Hilton Hotel Downtown Columbus

Drury Inn & Suites

 

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