In Conversation: Paul Pope and Jeff Smith

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Battling Boy

Battling Boy

Image courtesy of First Second Books

Battling Boy

Battling Boy

Image courtesy of First Second Books

Battling Boy

Battling Boy

Image courtesy of First Second Books

Battling Boy

Battling Boy

Image courtesy of First Second Books

Paul Pope

Paul Pope

Image courtesy of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library

Bone, by Jeff Smith

Bone, by Jeff Smith

Image courtesy of Cartoon Books

RASL, by Jeff Smith

RASL, by Jeff Smith

Image courtesy of Cartoon Books

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Image courtesy of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library

In Conversation: Paul Pope and Jeff Smith

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

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 cartoons.osu.edu/FCA/2013 for more detailed information on the festival.

Fri, Nov 15, 2013 7:30 PM

Join us for a conversation between internationally acclaimed cartoonists and Ohio State University alumni Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL) and Paul Pope (THB, Heavy Liquid, Batman Year 100) as they discuss their extraordinary careers and reflect on the importance of comics history. Jeff Smith’s collected, full-color RASL debuted this fall, and he is currently working on a new webcomic series Tuki: Save the Humans. Paul Pope’s latest sci-fi graphic novel Battling Boy also recently hit shelves. In 2008 Smith was the subject of a Wexner Center exhibition, Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond, and a companion exhibition at the Cartoon Library, Jeff Smith: Before Bone. Moderated by the Wexner Center’s Director of Film/Video David Filipi.

Cosponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Neutral Milk Hotel

Tickets for Next@Wex Fest 2014—with headliner Neutral Milk Hotel, as well as Circulatory System and Connections—on sale now.

Hateship Loveship

Join us on May 2 as director Liza Johnson introduces a special advance screening of her new film Hateship Loveship (starring Kristen Wiig).