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OSU Festival of Cartoon Art reviews

I told everyone to get to this year’s Festival of Cartoon Art in Columbus. With the grand opening of the Billy Ireland Library and Museum and the duly deserved praise for the library’s founder Lucy Shelton Caswell, this was the year to be there. But alas, I couldn’t be there myself and had to jealously […]

Posted on: Nov 18, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 1 Comment

OSU Cartoon Library successfully moved to Sullivant Hall

The world’s largest comic collection on the move. The largest comic collection in the world has been successfully moved to its new home in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Having just moved to a new home, I can appreciate to a small degree the logistics, coordination, planning and hard work this effort must […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Festival of Cartoon Art, Museums, Comments: 3 Comments

Registration for Festival of Cartoon Art is August 15

The triennial Festival of Cartoon Art at Ohio State University is opening registration on August 15. The festival will be held November 14-17th. It is also the grand opening of their Sullivant Hall. Registration is $75. It is a limited seating event, so register now. About the Festival (from Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum): […]

Posted on: Aug 8, 2013,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 3 Comments

Video: Behind the scenes of the Billy Ireland Library and Museum

Great video that’s worthy of 6 minutes of your time. My first visit to the Billy Ireland Library and Museum was in 2006, though it was only known then as the research library and I’ve described it as a religious experience as I was allowed to look (and white-glove handle) original art by Hal Foster, […]

Posted on: Apr 25, 2013,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 3 Comments

Details emerging in this year’s Festival of Cartoon Art

I’m excited to learn some of the details in this year’s Festival of Cartoon Art at the Ohio State University. The dates for the triennial festival are November 14th–17th, 2013. The first two days are more academically focused. The keynote speaker for the 14th and 15th is Henry Jenkins. Jenkins is the Provost Professor of […]

Posted on: Mar 13, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Festival of Cartoon Art, Museums, Comments: 2 Comments

Interviewed: Anne Hambrock talks Kenosha Festival of Cartooning

The Kenosha Festival of Cartooning kicks off in two more days. The festival’s founder, Anne Morse-Hambrock, has an amazing line-up of guests. Below is an interview she gave with the local WUWM radio about the festival and cartoonists.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2012,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 1 Comment

Kenosha Festival of Cartooning Kickstarter is fully funded!

Kenosha Festival of Cartooning organizer (founder, director) Anne Hambrock has announced that her Kickstarter project to raise $10,000 for festival expenseshas been fully funded with another 24 hours to go. As of this morning, I reported that the project was $3,693 short of the goal. In just the last 6-8 hours, the project has doubled […]

Posted on: May 21, 2012,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 9 Comments

2011 Stumptown Comic Arts Awards winners

Last weekend was the Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, OR and the award winners have been announced. Best Colorist: Emily Carroll, His Face All Red Best Letterer: Johnny Ryan, Prison Pit Best Small Press: I Want You #2, Lisa Hanawalt Best Publication Design: Michael DeForge, Spotting Deer Best Anthology: Studygroup 12 #4, Zack Soto Best […]

Posted on: Apr 18, 2011,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 1 Comment

Recaps of 2011 MOCCA Festival

Last weekend was the 2011 MOCCA Festival in New York City. I’m going to cheat here and just link to Tom Spurgeon and Comics Beat who have posted better (and more time-consuming) write-ups, link logs and photos than I can. Looked like a great year.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2011,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: Comments Off on Recaps of 2011 MOCCA Festival

Toronto Comic Arts Festival launches new site

Comics Reporter Tom Spurgeon notes that The Toronto Comic Arts Festival has relaunched their new website and notes the festival is, “free, diverse crowds, focused on artists, well-run, great city — still on the upswing and I think one of the most anticipated on the convention calendar.”

Posted on: Jan 5, 2011,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Comments: 1 Comment

Lucy Shelton Caswell retires from cartoon library

Lucy Shelton Caswell plans to retire as Curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, effective December 31, 2010.  Starting in March, she will return part time as Curator for Special Projects.  In that role, Lucy will focus her energies and expertise on the project to renovate Sullivant Hall as the new home for […]

Posted on: Nov 12, 2010,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Museums, Comments: 12 Comments

Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Matt Groening, Tom Gammill

On Saturday night there was a special event open to the public entitled, “An Evening with Matt Groening.” It was a sell out crowd. The Doozies creator Tom Gammill introduced and interviewed Life in Hell, The Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening. The opened the evening with a 2 minute montage of clips for The […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2010,  Section: Animation, Festival of Cartoon Art, Television, Comments: 4 Comments

Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Roz Chast

Roz Chast began selling cartoons to the New Yorker in 1978. She’s been a fixture in the publication ever since. Her presentation was a gallery of some of her best work over her amazing career. Roz Chast: It would be great to draw one cartoon a week & get published, but the reality each cartoonist […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2010,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Magazine cartoons, Comments: 1 Comment

Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang is as the title of his presentation denotes, an American born Chinese. He’s a graphic novelist. One of his latest books “American Born Chinese” deals with the stereotypes the western culture has developed for the Asian people in various entertainment forms. Gene Luen Yang is now up. He’s talking about the stereotypes […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2010,  Section: Festival of Cartoon Art, Graphic Novels, Comments: Comments Off on Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Gene Luen Yang

Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Tribute to Jay Kennedy

King Features comic editor Brendan Burford, Zippy The Pinhead creator Bill Griffith, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell were brought together to pay tribute to the late Jay Kennedy who passed away in the spring of 2007. Brendan Burford, Bill Griffith, Matt Groening and Patrick McDonnell are paneling a tribute to […]

Posted on: Oct 17, 2010,  Section: Comic strips, Festival of Cartoon Art, King Features, Comments: Comments Off on Festival of Cartoon Art notes: Tribute to Jay Kennedy