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Confirmed: Olivia Jaimes to Appear at CXC

Tom Spurgeon, CXC Executive Director, has announced that Olivia Jaimes will attend the festival.

CXC 2018 will be the first major festival appearance for Jaimes, who took over the legacy feature in May 2018. The sharp contrast between Jaimes’ efforts and then-recent Nancy strips brought a surge of attention to the cartoonist and the feature. Jaimes’ Nancy mixes modern references with classic Bushmiller tropes involving formal play and multi-layered gag work.

Jaimes’ appearance at CXC 2018 is sponsored by GoComics.

Some details:

Jaimes will participate in one public panel on Sunday at 3:30 PM, and a pair of non-public events designed to mark the historical moment of the cartoonist’s initial success. Cell phones and recording devices will be collected at the door of Jaimes’ Sunday event and returned to their owners afterwards.

Tom’s The Comics Reporter has the full announcement.

 

originally posted September 17 as Rumor: Olivia Jaimes to Appear at CXC (see below).

We’re hearing from multiple (reliable) sources that CXC is getting ready to announce that Olivia Jaimes will appear as a special guest at the September 27th-30th festival in Columbus.

Community Comments

#1 Brian Fies
September/17/2018
@ 9:22 am

In a full luchador mask, I hope.

#2 Stacy Curtis
September/17/2018
@ 9:53 am

Just her shadow, not all of Olivia Jaimes.

#3 Tom Spurgeon
September/20/2018
@ 8:23 am

http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/the_never_ending_four_color_festival_shows_and_events092018/

#4 Stacy Curtis
September/20/2018
@ 9:10 am

“Jaimes will participate in one public panel on Sunday at 3:30 PM, and a pair of non-public events designed to mark the historical moment of the cartoonist’s initial success. Cell phones and recording devices will be collected at the door of Jaimes’ Sunday event and returned to their owners afterwards.”

I have $10 on either a puppet or Olivia appears in a wooden crate, only her voice will be revealed. At which time everyone will discover a grizzly bear has been drawing the reincarnated Nancy. Which is also unfortunate since the grizzly bear will be hungry and no one will be able to call the authorities because they won’t have their phones. Sad.

#5 Samuli Lintula
September/20/2018
@ 9:34 am

Courtroom artists will be taken aside and asked to consume their sketches.

#6 Mike Cope
September/20/2018
@ 9:56 am

Fun and fascinating.

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