Each year, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (BICLM) is proud to partner with institutions across Columbus to bring the free festival Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) to our community!
The Programming Schedule for CXC 2022 is live!
BICLM’s sponsored guests for 2022 are Peter Gallagher (Heathcliff), Barbara Brandon-Croft (Where I’m Coming From) and Paige Braddock (Jane’s World)! Be sure to join us at BICLM on Friday, October 7 from 5-7pm to kick off the weekend with our annual CXC Opening Reception! Explore our current exhibits, enjoy refreshments, and cheer on your cartoonist colleagues as we give out our annual awards. Visitors will get to peruse an open-house display of materials in the reading room, and view our current exhibitions in the galleries: STILL…Racism in America: A Retrospective in Cartoons by Brumsic Brandon Jr. and Barbara Brandon-Croft, and Celebrating Sparky: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts. The Cleveland-based Cliff Habian jazz trio will perform the music of Vince Guaraldi throughout the reception, highlighting the music Guaraldi wrote for the Peanuts television specials.
CXC 2022 boasts 55+ hours of creator-driven programming at iconic locations citywide throughout the week.
- Spotlight on Keith Knight (in conversation with James Spooner)
- Wimmin’s Comix Turns 50: A Celebration of the Comic and its Legacy (Featuring Trina Robbins and Lee Marrs)
- CCAD Guest Spotlight: Queer Banned Books Roundtable (Featuring Maia Kobabe, Trung Le Nguyen, and MariNaomi)
- Celebrating Sparky: Cultivating the Legacy of Charles M. Schulz with Paige Braddock
- Spotlight on Jeff Smith (Interviewed by Comics journalist Irene Velentzas)
- Spotlight on manga scholar Frederik Schodt, Tom Spurgeon Award Winner
- Past, Present, and Future of Webcomics (Featuring Ingrid Ochoa, Becca Hillburn, Kyle Latino, Evan Dahm; moderated by journalist Christian Hoffer)
- Naming the recipients of the Master Cartoonist Award, the Transformative Work Award, and the Emerging Talent Prize
- Spotlight on Barbara Brandon-Croft (interviewed by Dr. Susan Kirtley)
- Re-Ignition: The Craft of Rebellion (A Conversation with Ronald Wimberly and James Spooner)
- Cartooning in a Post-Truth World (Presented by the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists)
- Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg: Grand Designers (Moderated by journalist Dan Gearino)
- Newspaper Comics Roundtable with Barbara Brandon-Croft, Peter Gallagher, Steenz, and Jim Keefe
- ….and much, much more!
Click here to see the entire schedule.