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New Exhibit: What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective



Contact: Caitlin McGurk
The Ohio State University
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High St.
Columbus OH 43210-1393


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 16, 2016

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Announces a New Exhibition:

What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective

November 5, 2016 – March 12, 2017

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What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective examines the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and creator of the King Features comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm. Between his popular strip’s host of hilarious animals and a body of editorial cartoons spanning nine presidencies, visitors will learn about Peters’ world-view as well as his fervent sense of humor.

Peters’ early work will also be featured, from his time as a student and in the Army. This retrospective celebrates the energy, intelligence, and laugh-out-loud humor that have characterized Mike Peters’ work for nearly 50 years.

Curated by Professor Emerita Lucy Shelton Caswell, with Peters’ donations and loans to The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Co-sponsored by King Features Syndicate.

Free Event: Opening Celebration!

Join us at The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, November 12th for the opening celebration of What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective curated by Lucy Caswell.
The following events  are free and open to the public – no RSVP required:

3:00-4:00 pm – Galleries: Curator’s Tour with Mike Peters and Lucy Caswell

4:00-5:30 pm – Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall: Mike Peters Chalk-Talk

5:30-7:00 pm – Will Eisner Seminar Room: Catered reception for What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective

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About the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum:  The BICLM is one of The Ohio State University Libraries’ special collections. Its primary mission is to develop a comprehensive research collection of materials documenting American printed cartoon art (editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons) and to provide access to the collections. IN 2013, The BICLM moved into its newly-renovated 30,000 sq. ft. facility that includes a museum with three exhibition galleries, a reading room for researchers and a state-of-the-art collections storage space.   The library reading room is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.

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NEW EVENT: Mo Willems and Hilary Price!

The Low-Down on Mo:
A Conversation with Mo Willems and Hilary Price

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Friday, August 19th 2016
Wexner Center for the Arts – MERSHON AUDITORIUM

The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is thrilled to co-host award-winning author and illustrator MO WILLEMS in conversation with HILARY PRICE, the creator behind Rhymes With Orange.

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Mo Willems is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, and has been awarded three Caldecott Honors for his books Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity.  This year, Mo celebrates the 25th and final book in his long-running Elephant and Piggie series, which has twice won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal.

Joining Mo in conversation will be Hilary B. Price, the creator behind the internationally syndicated comic strip Rhymes With Orange. Price has been awarded the “Best Newspaper Panel” four times by the National Cartoonists Society, and her work has appeared in Parade Magazine, The Funny Times, People and Glamour.

This free event will be held in the Wexner Center for the Arts MERSHON AUDITORIUM. A book signing with Mo and Hilary will take place immediately after the event in the lobby.

The Wexner Center is located at 1871 North High Street at the corner of 15th Avenue on the campus of The Ohio State University. Get directions here.
Contact for more information.

This event was made possible with help from our co-sponsors at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

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