PR, July 6,
2015 – Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) Announces Second Round Of Special
Guests For 2015 Show



CARTOON CROSSROADS COLUMBUS (CXC) Announces Second Round Of Special Guests
For 2015 Show

 July 6, 2015 – Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC), a comics festival
set for Columbus, Ohio on October 1-3, has announced its second and expected
final round of special guests for its 2015 show. They are:

Lalo Alcaraz* (La Cucaracha)
Derf Backderf (Trashed, My Friend Dahmer)
Grace Ellis (Lumberjanes)
Jaime Hernandez* (Love and Rockets)
Dylan Horrocks** (The Magic Pen, Hicksville)
Jeff Lemire (Descender, Hawkeye, The Essex County Trilogy)
Rafael Rosado (Dragons Beware! Giants Beware!)
Katie Skelly (Operation Margarine, Nurse Nurse)

“We’re really happy with this second round of invited guests,” said CXC President
and Artistic Director Jeff Smith. “Some have a deep connection to the Columbus
area and some are people that have never visited here before,” Smith noted.
“They are all first-rate comics makers, and representative of several different
approaches to the medium, which is very exciting for us.”

Previously announced special guests were Kate Beaton, Jerry Beck, Bill
Griffith, Françoise Mouly, Jeff Smith, Art Spiegelman and Craig Thompson.

A short biography for each special guest is available at the festival’s web

Exhibitor applications for the 2015 show are now closed, although
cartoonists and publishers are encouraged to sign up for the CXC mailing list
through that process or by e-mailing the festival directly at


* Lalo Alcaraz and Jaime Hernandez are sponsored by Sõl-Con: The Black &
Brown Comix Expo 2015, and will be featured at that show’s events.

** Dylan Horrocks is sponsored by the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library &


the mission of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus is to celebrate the diversity of the
cartoon arts including animation, editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books
and graphic novels, and to highlight the city of Columbus and its comics
community to the world, working to secure the brightest possible future for the
next generation of comics-makers.


for further information contact Tom Spurgeon at or visit the
festival web site at

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