Here at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum we are dreaming and scheming up a BIG list of programs for the fall, as we celebrate our first full year in our new expanded home- Sullivant Hall!

You’ll hear about them all soon enough, but first we’d like to announce:

An Evening with Tony Millionaire

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
The Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall
(2nd floor of the Cartoon Library)


Tony Millionaire is the mad genius behind the long-running and frequently mispronounced syndicated comic strip Maakies, which began in 1994 in The New York Press.  He is also the creator of a long list of all-ages graphic novels, including Billy Hazelnuts and the Sock Monkey series, which revolves around the beloved character Uncle Gabby and his adventures in an old seaside Victorian house with his stuffed compatriot Mr. Crow.  Millionaire also created the Cartoon Network animated Adult Swim series, “The Drinky Crow Show,” based off of his Maakies comic strips.  Combining all of the mystery and beauty of the work of Johnny Gruelle (Raggedy Ann and Andy) with the macabre style of the 19th century Penny Dreadfuls, Millionaire has produced a prolific body of work that is as grotesque at times as it is poignant and romantic.

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Please join us on Thursday, September 4th at 7pm as Mr. Tony Millionaire graces the stage at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall (2nd floor) for a conversation with Caitlin McGurk about his eccentric life and cartooning legacy.  There will also be a book signing to follow.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Tony Millionaire’s appearance is made possible by the generous help of the 2014 Cincinnati ComicCon, Northern Kentucky Convention Center Sept 5-7.