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CXC Special Guest Signe Wilkinson!

Next week the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will be hosting a full schedule of FREE events the first two days (Thursday and Friday) of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus – CXC, a four-day city-wide festival. We are very excited to welcome our special guests this year, one of whom is Pulitzer Prize winner SIGNE WILKINSON.

On Friday, September 29 at 11 am, join Signe for a Skill Set talk in the Billy Ireland’s Eisner Seminar Room. Signe will sit down with Tom Spurgeon to talk about her career to date, and answer directed questions about the artistic strengths and professional choices that have led to her success. Don’t miss a chance to hear from this iconic artist, the first female Pulitzer Prize winner for editorial cartooning!

On Saturday, September 30 at 2:00 pm, Wilkinson will join cartoonists Ann Telnaes and Nate Beeler for a panel on CARTOONING IN THE AGE OF TRUMP at the Columbus Metropolitan Library (downtown branch).  Three of the best editorial cartoonists in the nation sit down with newspaperman Dan Gearino to talk about the challenges and pressures of cartooning in a time of rolling political turmoil. Telnaes is also a Pulitzer Prize winner, and received the prestigious Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 2017. They join The Columbus Dispatch’s own super-talented Nate Beeler.

Signe is the creator of daily editorial cartoons and national cartoons syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group.

Signe is one of the Billy Ireland’s four special guests arriving next week. We will also be welcoming Kat Fajardo, Derf Backderf, and Dana Simpson.

A full schedule of CXC events can be found here. All events are FREE and open to the public, including Friday night’s opening reception and Billy Ireland 40th anniversary celebration!

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) & Billy Ireland 40th Anniversary Celebration!

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is proud to host the first two days of the third-annual Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC)! This city-wide, four-day festival brings hundreds of cartoonists from across the nation together to celebrate cartoon art at a variety of venues throughout Columbus.

All events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

On Thursday, catch presentations by STEVE HAMAKER on computer coloring, DAN GEARINO on research for comics historians, and KEVIN HUIZENGA on depicting time in comics form, as well as a spotlight on our guest DANA SIMPSON.

Friday’s features include presentations by LESLIE STEIN on watercolor, Pulitzer Prize winner SIGNE WILKINSON on editorial cartooning, JAMAICA DYER on creating autobiography, and behind-the-scenes tours every hour on the hour from 10 am to 3 pm, starting from the Reading Room.

Also on campus Thursday and Friday are SOL-CON, the Black and Brown Comix Expo, and events at the Wexner Center, including film screenings and an interview with CHRIS WARE by our associate curator Caitlin McGurk (free but must reserve tickets in advance beginning September 25).

On Friday from 5 – 7pm, join us for a special
40th anniversary celebration at the Billy Ireland!

Explore our current exhibits, enjoy refreshments, and prepare for a few surprises!

Visitors will get to peruse an open-house display of materials selected by the Billy Ireland’s 2017 CXC special guests, and view our special anniversary exhibitions, TALES FROM THE VAULT: 40 YEARS / 40 STORIES and FOUNDING COLLECTIONS: 1977-2017. These dynamic exhibits include some of the most unique moments from our four decades of collecting.Following the reception, head over to Wexner Center for the Arts to see a special sneak-peek of MY FRIEND DAHMER, the film adaptation of BICLM guest DERF’s critically acclaimed graphic memoir (free but must reserve tickets in advance beginning September 25).The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum would also like to welcome our special guests, SIGNE WILKINSON, DANA SIMPSON, DERF, and KAT FAJARDO!

Check here for a full schedule of CXC events!


The Ohio State University Libraries

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Contact: Amy Chalmers
Sullivant Hall
1813 N. High St
Columbus, OH 43210

614-292-0538 Phone
614-292-9101 Fax

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