Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art

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Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art

Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art

Poster by Paul Hornschemeier

The Wexner Center Celebrates
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art

Thu, Nov 14, 2013Sun, Nov 17, 2013

The Wexner Center is helping our neighbor, Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, celebrate its move to a wonderful new, expanded facility in Sullivant Hall. The weekend festival includes an academic conference, programs with cartoonists including Jeff Smith, Paul Pope, Jaime & Gilbert Hernandez, Stephan Pastis, and Kazu Kibuishi, tours of their new spaces, and more! Many of the events will take place at the Wexner Center. Please visit for more detailed information on the festival.

Get ready for the opening weekend with our November 13 screening of The Art of Spiegelman, an intimate portrait of the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Maus and 2010–11 Wexner Center Artist Residency Award recipient in Film/Video. 

Other festival events include: 

In Conversation: Paul Pope and Jeff Smith
Fri, Nov 15 | 7:30 PM

Cartoon journalist Matt Bors
Sat, Nov 16 | 10 AM

From Hell artist Eddie Campbell
Sat, Nov 16 | 11 AM

Red and Rover creator Brian Basset
Sat, Nov 17 | 1 PM

Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis
Sat, Nov 16 | 2 PM

Stripped, introduced by the filmmakers
Sat, Nov 16 | 3:30 PM

An Evening with the Hernandez Brothers
Sat, Nov 16 | 7:30 PM

Wex Lab: Comics Drawing Lab, Chat with Kazu, and Museum Tour
Sun, Nov 17 | 11 AM–1 PM

Flight creator Kazu Kibuishi
Sun, Nov 17 | 2:30 PM

A Loony Tunes Afternoon with Jeff Smith
Sun, Nov 17 | 4 PM

Cosponsored by Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, University Libraries, Project Narrative, Popular Culture Program, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Humanities Institute, and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Alberto Giacometti, Le chien (Dog), 1951 (cast 1959); Bronze; 17 ½ x 40 x 6 ¼ in.; Edition 8 of 8; Wexner Family Collection; Art © 2014 Alberto Giacometti Estate/Licensed by VAGA and ARS, New York, NY

Wexner Center members can now reserve their free tickets for Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection. Tickets go on sale to the public on Mon, Aug 25.

2001: A Space Odyssey

Don't miss 2001: A Space Odyssey—screening in glorious 70mm as part of A Summer Abroad ‘14—on Thu–Fri, Aug 28–29.


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