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The Cartoon Art Museum extends lease through September

Last month the Cartoon Art Museum announced that they were losing their current space on Mission street due to higher lease rates in the Bay Area. They’ve now announced that they’ve been able to extend their current lease until September 2015. From their press release: In light of the booming commercial rental market, the museum?s […]

Posted on: May 28, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on The Cartoon Art Museum extends lease through September

Dan Perkins donates Tom Tomorrow Collection to Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

This Modern World creator Dan Perkins (AKA Tom Tomorrow) has donated his collection of manuscripts, research materials, and ephemera to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. From the press release: When asked why he found OSU to be the ideal home for his collection, Perkins said: “At this point, it represents not only a […]

Posted on: Jan 26, 2015,  Section: Alternative comics, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Dan Perkins donates Tom Tomorrow Collection to Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Toonseum hires news executive director

The Toonseum has announced it has found a new interim executive director to replace founder Joe Wos who left in September. From the press release: The ToonSeum is proud to announce Tammy Aupperle as the new interim executive director of Pittsburgh’s cartoon museum. Ms. Aupperle is the Principal of TB Aupperle Consulting, LLC, which specializes […]

Posted on: Jan 16, 2015,  Section: Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Toonseum hires news executive director

Joe Wos to step down as Toonseum executive director

From the Toonseum: It is with very mixed feelings that the ToonSeum Board announces that Joe Wos, founder and executive director, will be leaving the ToonSeum to pursue new and exciting creative opportunities. Since 2007, Joe?s vision, leadership and boundless energy has propelled the ToonSeum from a tiny hallway in The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh […]

Posted on: Sep 4, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Joe Wos to step down as Toonseum executive director

Interviewed: Caitlin McGurk on OSU’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Fox28 visits The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum and talks to Caitlin McGurk about the amazing library/museum.

Posted on: May 15, 2014,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Museums, Comments: 6 Comments

Profiled: the new Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Peter Tonguette profiles the new Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum for The Columbus Dispatch. In 1990, a roomier space was procured in the basement of the newly opened Wexner Center for the Arts on N. High Street, but the ballooning collection would outgrow its 6,800 square feet there, too. This year, at last, the […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2013,  Section: Museums, Comments: 3 Comments

Joe Wos tangles with The Trust over duck@%$!

Virginia Montanez has a highly entertaining post about a rubber duck death match between The Cultural Trust (Pittsburgh) and Toonseum founder Joe Woz. At issue is a local event featuring a giant floating rubber duck that will be built and floated down the river. The Cultural Trust has spent a tidy sum of money to […]

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013,  Section: Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Joe Wos tangles with The Trust over duck@%$!

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

Al Jaffee donates life’s archive of work Columbia University Library

Columbia University Libraries has announced they have acquired the archives of famed MAD Magazine cartoonist Al Jaffee. The donation will include “artwork for Esquire and Playboy magazines, notebooks of ideas for Humbug and Ziggy Pig and Silly Seal, press clippings, tracings for cartoons in The Moshiach Times, fan mail, photocopies of strips never offered for […]

Posted on: Jul 12, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Magazine cartoons, Museums, 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

Joe Wos attempts to create world record for largest hand-drawn maze

ToonSeum founder Joe Wos is attempting to establish a Guinness World Record for the largest hand-drawn maze. When completed the maze will measure over 4 feet high by 30 feet long. The fully solvable maze is filled with cartoon illustrations. From the press release: The inception for the project began a few years ago when […]

Posted on: Sep 19, 2012,  Section: Cartoons, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Joe Wos attempts to create world record for largest hand-drawn maze

Cartoon Museum throws farewell party for MAD exhibit

The Cartoon Art Musuem in San Francisco is wrapping up its “What, Me Worry?” 60 Years of MAD Magazine exhibit in a couple of weeks. Giving it an appropriate send off. We’re celebrating and saying farewell to one of our most popular exhibits, “What, Me Worry?” 60 Years of MAD Magazine which ends September 16th. […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2012,  Section: Exhibits, Museums, Comments: 2 Comments

New Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Blog launched

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum has launched a new blog to highlight events and activities at the cartoon library. Although there was no structure for collecting such materials from cartoonists, and few (if any) institutions in America were, Caniff was a proud OSU graduate and felt compelled to leave his legacy material with […]

Posted on: Mar 5, 2012,  Section: Museums, Comments: Comments Off on New Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Blog launched

OSU Cartoon Library saluting Columbus cartoonists

The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is saluting a number of cartoonists that have lived, worked or been educated in Columbus, OH. In honor of the city’s 200th birthday, several of the cities notable artists’ work will be on display. Exhibiting artists include: Billy Ireland, Milton Caniff, Harry J. Westerman, Eugene […]

Posted on: Feb 8, 2012,  Section: Museums, Comments: 2 Comments

Artists help Japan anime screenings at Toonseum

The Toonseum in Pittsburgh is sponsoring a fund-raiser for Artists Help Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fund. Proceeds go to those afflicted by the massive quake and tsunami in Japan. On Saturday March 26th the museum will screen three anime movies from Japan’s greatest contemporary animators. The movies that will be shown that day are: Kiki’s […]

Posted on: Mar 17, 2011,  Section: Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Artists help Japan anime screenings at Toonseum