Join 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.
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!
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
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High Street, Columbus OH 43210-1393