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Join us for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2023


Join us for Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2023!
September 27 – October 1

Each year, the 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!

Check out the star-studded special guest list for this year, our exciting exhibitor lineup, and the full slate of programming!

Reserve tickets now for the on-campus programs with Raina Telgemeier and Daniel Clowes at the Wexner Center for the Arts before they sell out.

Raina Telgemeier in Conversation
September 29, 5-6pm @ The Wex
An Evening with Daniel Clowes
September 29, 8-9pm @ The Wex
Be sure to join us at BICLM on Friday, September 29 from 6-8pm to kick off the weekend with our annual CXC Opening Reception! Explore the museum, enjoy refreshments, and cheer on your cartoonist colleagues as we give out our annual awards at 6:45pm in the lobby. Visitors can peruse an open-house display of materials in the reading room, and view our current exhibit in the galleries: Facing Feelings: The Art of Raina Telgemeier.
On Saturday, September 30 at 8pm, head down to the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) for an evening with mangaka Keito Gaku and queer comics icon Justin Hall. Gaku is a Tokyo-based manga artist and transgender man best known for Boys Run the Riot, and will be making his debut appearance in the United States at CXC!
The festivities move to downtown Columbus on Saturday and Sunday, where you can meet and purchase comics from cartoonists from all over the U.S. and beyond at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. See exhibitor list here.
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