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Red and Rover creator Brian Basset

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Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art

Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art

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Red and Rover creator Brian Basset

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.

Sun, Nov 17, 2013 1 PM

Brian Bassett is the creator of the comic strip Red and Rover which was launched in 2000, and won the 2013 award for Best Newspaper Comic Strip of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society. After attending The Ohio State University, he worked as an editorial cartoonist for the Seattle Times where he began his strip Adam, which later became Adam@Home. Basset’s space-themed Red and Rover comic strips were honored with an exhibit at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 2005.