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.
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
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
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
information and potential interview opportunities, contact Tom Spurgeon
at: 575-654-4391, or firstname.lastname@example.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.
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