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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September 21, 2016

From Powell’s Books in Portland, an astute review from Carson, age 9.

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September 20, 2016

CXC Attendees and Exhibitors who are still in need of lodging! We don’t have a ton of hotel rooms in our own blocs for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, but we do have some. Here are three hotels that would be happy to help – pass this far and wide, please!

1. Courtyard Marriott
2. DoubleTree Suites By Hilton
3. Drury Inn & Suites

That is the only hotel with a code for “group number”: 2255920. You can also phone them: 614-221-7008

September 19, 2016

ARGH its’s Monday! BUT it’s also Talk Like a Pirate Day!

September 16, 2016

CXC 2016 Special Guest Stan Sakai is about to see his great creation Usagi Yojimbo return to TV…

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September 15, 2016

Taking place this weekend!

The largest Outdoor Comics Fest East of the Rockies!!!
Saturday September 17 11-9; Sunday September 18 11-6
Cost:  FREE and Open to All!  
Independents’ Day is a 2-day festival located in the heart of Columbus’ vibrant East Franklinton neighborhood - need an address for GPS?  400 W Rich St, Columbus..  Independents’ Day 2016 will host live music on multiple stages, an array of local arts showcases, marketplaces featuring some of Ohio’s most celebrated vendors, amazing food and drink, live interactive features… and so much more, including COMICS.

The Columbus Comics Market will be located just off of the corner of Lucas & Walnut Streets (outside of 400 West Rich).  20+ vendors will be set up in the comics-only Columbus Comics Market.  Come and meet the following creators!  We will also have childrens’ activities, a raffle for an autographed boxed Jeff Smith Bone set, and the opportunity to meet, purchase from, and interact with creators/publishers from the following comics:

Back Porch Comics
Calvert Comics
Disposable Fiction Comics
Flor De Canela
CCAD & the Spitball Crew
Joel Cramer
Drunken Cat Comics
Max Ink
The Laughing Ogre FEATURING  
     Glenn Brewer Sat 12-2
     Tom Williams & Michael Neno Sat 12-4
     Mike Eshelman & Mason Easley Sat 4-8
     Ren McKinzie Sun 12-4
     Rafael Rosado Sun 2-4
     Juan Lara Sun 4-6
     Daniel Leister 4-6
Ludicrous Alien
Mullet Turtle Comics
Ohio Comics
Ruminera Comics
Team Bearable Comics
2 Headed Monster Comics
Sunday Comix - featuring Mike Eschelman, Michael Anthony Carroll, Maryanne Rose Papke, Kate Issacs, and Kel Crum
Uni5i Comics
Vantage InHouse Productions
Josh White Comics
CXC – Cartoon Crossroads Columbus

(FB banner art by Mary Jane Damsen)

September 14, 2016

Buzzfeed’s 120 Comics and Graphic Novels Everyone Should Read


After being run out of Boneville, the three Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone are separated and lost in a vast uncharted desert. One by one they find their way into a deep forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. Click to read!

Almost 2,000,000 years ago, a great ice age gripped the earth, trapping all moisture in the polar icecaps, causing drought and upheaval in the rest of the world. Vast tropical jungles gave way to dusty grasslands, and all living creatures struggled to survive, including the many species of hominids. To avoid extinction, something had to be done. This is the story of the first human to leave Africa… TukiClick to read!

When Rasl, a thief and ex-military engineer, discovers the lost journals of Nikola Tesla, he bridges the gap between modern physics and history’s most notorious scientist. But his breakthrough comes at a price. In this twisting tale of violence, intrigue, and betrayal, Rasl finds himself in possession of humankinds greatest and most dangerous secret. Click to read!