Women of Comics! Tonight 9pm EST.

Women of Comics! Tonight 9pm EST.

Cartoon Books’ own, Vijaya Iyer, was invited to weigh in on “The Women of Comics” panel. Hear from some of the veterans of comics publishing tonight at 9pm EST! Tune in! https://youtu.be/Biu0QH7H8Uc

Paper Charades with The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

Paper Charades with The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

Join Jenny Robb, Head Curator, and Caitlin McGurk, Associate Curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum as they host a virtual game of “Paper Charades” with special guests (Keith Knight, Kate Beaton, Fabio Moon, and Jeff Smith) during the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2020 opening reception event. https://youtu.be/pz72bdZptCw

And The Winner Is…

And The Winner Is…

The Cousins group image! These will be available for the holiday season. Check social media and the Winter Holiday newsletter for more information and how to order. Thanks to everyone who voted!

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

You don’t want to be the last to know, do ya? Sign up for our biannual newsletter! Hear about new offerings, special sales and more! Drop us a line at: updates@boneville.com with your name and email address and we’ll get you signed up! Yeehaw!

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum

Have you been hoping to visit the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library but you don’t live close enough?  Check out this wonderful video for a sneak peak behind the scenes of this incredible museum. Join Head Curator Jenny Robb and Associate Curator Caitlin McGurk as they take you on a tour of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum (BICLM) at The Ohio State University. Hear from special guests including Gene Luen Yang, Laura Park, Art Spiegelman, Garry Trudeau, Mo Willems, Raina Telgemeier, Barbara Brandon-Croft, Hilary Price and Bill Watterson as they examine some of the many treasures housed at the BICLM! This video was originally presented as part of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) 2020.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz5OBne_z1U

CXC 2020: Where You Can Find Jeff, Saturday October 3rd

CXC 2020: Where You Can Find Jeff, Saturday October 3rd

Here’s where you can virtually find Jeff today!

1pm-2pm – Diamonds & Masks: The Adventures of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti. You can register for the zoom webinar or streaming via:
 CXC YouTube Channel
CXC Facebook Page
CXC Twitch

7pm-8pm – CCAD Spotlight – Spike Trotman, you can register for the zoom webinar, or streaming via:
 CXC YouTube Channel
CXC Facebook Page
CXC Twitch

Programming for CXC 2020: Sunday, October 4th

CXC 2020: Where You Can Find Jeff, Friday October 2nd

Here’s where you can virtually find Jeff today!

4pm-5pm –  Keynote: A Conversation with Gene Yang, streaming via:
 CXC YouTube Channel
CXC Facebook Page
CXC Twitch

5pm-6:15pm – Billy Ireland Kickoff Reception  – You can register for the zoom webinar or streaming via:
 CXC YouTube Channel
CXC Facebook Page
CXC Twitch

CXC 2020: Online Expo is Now Open!

CXC 2020: Online Expo is Now Open!

The #cxcfestival Online Expo is open: http://cartooncrossroadscolumbus.org/exhibitors
Purchase exciting works by over 50 creators SEPT 25 through OCT 5!
Screen captures are the new haul pics–share what you got and give your favorite creators a boost.

CXC 2020: The Billy Ireland Museum is Bringing Out the Big Guns! Don’t Miss This One!

CXC 2020: The Billy Ireland Museum is Bringing Out the Big Guns! Don’t Miss This One!

You won’t want to miss this! Some of the most exciting voices in comics will be joining us to tell you about their favorite treasures in the vault. Hear from Gene Luen Yang, Laura Park, Art Spiegelman, Garry Trudeau, Mo Willems, Raina Telgemeier, Barbara Brandon-Croft, Hilary Price, and Bill Watterson! Join us this Friday, October 2 at 5:00pm ET for the CXC 2020 Weekend Kickoff Reception, which includes this CXC 2020 version of the famous behind-the-scenes tour.
Register to participate! https://bit.ly/2HIhEbb

BONE#30: Name the Cub Contest

BONE#30: Name the Cub Contest

In 1996, Cartoon Books held a contest to name the new baby Rat Creature Cub (who we now lovingly know as Bartleby). Here are just some of the many entries we received! #BONE30

CXC 2020: Kickoff Reception, Friday October 2nd!

CXC 2020: Kickoff Reception, Friday October 2nd!

CXC always begins with a reception on Friday night at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. This time we’re bringing it to you! Join us in cyberspace for a Pictionary-like game we’re calling “Paper Charades” followed by a behind the scenes tour of the Billy Ireland vault, unlike anything you’ve seen before. We’ve thrown in a few surprises that you won’t want to miss. 

Friday, October 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET

CXC 2020: Keynote – Jeff Smith in Conversation with Gene Yang, Friday October 2nd.

CXC 2020: Keynote – Jeff Smith in Conversation with Gene Yang, Friday October 2nd.

Gene Luen Yang is one of the most talented and successful cartoonists. His graphic novels AMERICAN BORN CHINESE and BOXERS & SAINTS were both National Book Award finalists. AMERICAN BORN CHINESE went on to win the Printz Award and an Eisner Award, while BOXERS & SAINTS the L.A. Times Book Prize. In 2016 Yang was named Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. That same year he was awarded the MacArthur genius grant. CXC is proud to have Gene as our 2020 Keynote guest in conversation with BONE creator and CXC Artistic Director Jeff Smith.

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TODAY! CXC 2020: Virtual Interview & Signing With Jeff at 3pm EST.

TODAY beginning at 3pm EST, a live interview and signing podcast with Jeff and the fine folks at Heroes Homebase to kickoff the upcoming CXC – Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival. Sales being handled through The Laughing Ogre Comic Shop via The Ogre’s FB page 
Tune in to hear all about this years first virtual event (October 1-4).  Many celebrated cartoonists and rich programming, there’s something for everyone! Join us!