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OSU Cartoon library features Jeff Smith’s Bone

The Wexner Center and The Ohio State University’s Cartoon Research Library will co-host an exhibition of artwork from Jeff Smith’s critically acclaimed Bone comic. The exhibit, entitled “Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond,” will feature approximately 80 original drawings as well as an exhibition of selected original comics by artists who has influenced Jeff – artists such as Walt Kelly, Will Eisner, George Herriman, Charles Schulz, Garry Trudeau and E.C. Segar.

The following video is about the exhibit.

The show runs from May 10 through August 3rd at Wexner Center for the Arts. The research library will have an accompanying show titled Jeff Smith: Before Bone that runs May 1 through September 5th. It is free to the public.

A related show, titled Jeff Smith: Before Bone, is on view nearby in Ohio State’s Cartoon Research Library from May 1 until September 5. (The library entrance is just north of the Wexner Center’s main entrance, along the sidewalk under the “grid.”) That exhibition is open 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, and on Saturday, May 10, from 1 to 5 PM. Admission is free.

Community Comments

#1 josh shalek
May/1/2008
@ 10:34 am

One more reason to make the trip out to Columbus. I’d highly recommend visiting the library any time, but this exhibit sounds especially exciting. If you plan on looking at originals that aren’t already on display, make sure to call in advance.

Here’s a longer take on the research library:
http://www.joshshalek.blogspot.com/2007/07/cartoon-research-library.html

#2 Michael Grissom
May/5/2008
@ 8:35 am

I wonder if my 70’s OSU Lantern Earth Week cartoons are in this library. I think it was the very first Earth Week that I cartooned for Ralph Nader at OSU. I did very large detailed single frames. I also remember doing one for the OSU phone tap scandal. It would be great to see those again and remember how I used to draw compared to today.

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