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It’s Peanuts Season, Charlie Brown

Seems it is the season of Peanuts. Yeah , all those TV specials – but also… Well, other special videos. Beyond The Scenes is a Daily Show extra, and this one discusses Franklin as the Black representative in the Peanuts. Host Roy Wood Jr. talks with Daily Show writer Josh Johnson and comics creator Robb […]

Posted on: Nov 17, 2021,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Exhibits, Licensing, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on It’s Peanuts Season, Charlie Brown

Cartoonist Clippings

Neil Gaiman Calls Out MoMA for Not Giving Cartoonist Credit From MoMA, crediting the publisher but not the artist: The source for his painting, Drowning Girl, is “Run for Love!,” the melodramatic lead story of Secret Love #83, a DC Comics comic book from 1962. Follow Neil’s Twitter thread where other comics people comment.   […]

Posted on: Nov 14, 2021,  Section: Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Exhibits, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Cartoonist Clippings

A Visit to The Charles M. Schulz Museum

[In] 1969, [Charles Schulz] funded the construction of the Redwood Empire Ice Arena, aka “Snoopy’s Home Ice,” aka the “Coolest Place in Santa Rosa.”  The arena is still there, still going strong after more than 50 years.These days, it sits beside an even more impressive contribution to the region, the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Opened […]

Posted on: Nov 4, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

If only I had continued with my Howard the Duck scrapbook, some museum would have a treasure

Nearly 100 years ago I. A. Persinger began pasting Wash Tubbs comic strips into a scrapbook. In 1928, the barber, I.A. Persinger, began compiling this collection of “Wash Tubbs” comics, a well-loved daily newspaper strip by artist Roy Crane, whose adventure graphics popularized the visual sound effects—Bam! Pow!—we know so well today. Soon, though, the […]

Posted on: Aug 17, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Museums, Comments: 2 Comments

COVID-19 Resurgence: The Billy Ireland Closes

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum is closing again: Beginning Friday, November 20, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Galleries and Lucy Shelton Caswell Reading Room will temporarily close in compliance with the Franklin County Stay-At-Home advisory issued on November 18. This decision to close, made with careful guidance from The Ohio State […]

Posted on: Nov 19, 2020,  Section: Comic history, Events, Exhibits, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on COVID-19 Resurgence: The Billy Ireland Closes

A Virtual Visit to The Billy Ireland Library & Museum

As the Columbus Dispatch says: For those who haven’t set foot in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, now is not the time. But during the COVID-19 closure of the Ohio State University facility, thousands of the cartoons, comics, drawings and other materials in its collection – the largest of its kind in the […]

Posted on: Apr 19, 2020,  Section: Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic history, Exhibits, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on A Virtual Visit to The Billy Ireland Library & Museum

This ‘n’ That, From Here ‘n’ There

Awwww. Avery’s Pikmin Adventure is a comic by cartoonist Chris Furniss. The Pikmin story is a “daily procedural comic, written and drawn on the fly”, with Chris’ son starring as the main character in the Pikmin universe. It’s actually made up of little note cards which are left for his [seven-year-old] son to read over […]

Posted on: Feb 6, 2020,  Section: Auctions, Books, Cartooning, Comic strips, Fund Raisers, Magazines, Museums, Comments: 1 Comment

Thurber and Company

The 125th anniversary of James Thurber’s birth arrives on Sunday, December 8, and this year fans of the legendary humorist have extra reason to celebrate. Launched earlier this fall, A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of James Thurber is a two-pronged presentation of Thurber’s drawings, both in an exhibition at the Columbus […]

Posted on: Dec 1, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Exhibits, Interviews, Magazine cartoons, Museums, Comments: Comments Off on Thurber and Company

A Few Comics-Related Things

From John Rose and the Daily News-Record Also: R. C. Harvey on T. K. Ryan and Tumbleweeds.     Cartoon County at the Bruce Museum Brian Walker, Neal Walker, Chance Browne, Greg Walker and Cullen Murphy The comics page has been a delight for generations of readers around the world. In southern Connecticut, its production […]

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019,  Section: Books, Cartooning, Cartoons, Children's Books, Comic strips, Museums, web comics, Comments: Comments Off on A Few Comics-Related Things

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