Drawn to the Crossroads
2019 CXC Special Guests
Connect with an exclusive collection of world-class cartoon artists that break boundaries, defy expectations, and push the art further than ever before. Your first round of 2019 Special Guests is here! Our lineup of amazing creators includes (in alphabetical order):
* Natasha Alterici (Heathen) * Ho Che Anderson (KING) * Robb Armstrong (Jump Start) * Ivy Atoms (Pinky and Pepper Forever) * Adebukola Buki Bodunrin * Matt Bors (The Nib) * Ezra Clayton Daniels (Upgrade Soul, BTTM FDRS)* Mary Fleener (Slutburger) * Jaime Hernandez (Love and Rockets) * Hellen Jo (Jin & Jam No. 1; Frontier #2) * Terri Libenson (Emmie And Friends series, The Pajama Diaries) * Patrick McDonnell (Mutts) * Mike Mignola (Hellboy; BPRD) * Carta Monir (Diskette Press) * Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise) * Dav Pilkey (Dog Man; Captain Underpants) * Nate Powell (Come Again) * Hilary Price (Rhymes With Orange) * P. Craig Russell (Amazing Adventures, Night Music, Elric) * Tom Tomorrow (This Modern World)
See the Guests Page for more details as they develop, and keep an eye on this site for updates. Please note that all scheduled guests and events are subject to change without notice.
2019 CXC PROGRAMMING TRACKS
In 2019, expect a series of revitalized programming efforts: more LGBTQ-focused panels to better reflect the breadth of our community; more hands-on activities for kids in our All-Ages programming each Expo day; better focused professional development presentations at the show and throughout the year; our dear friends at SOL-CON with their fifth straight set of uniquely targeted community-building exercises, and a focus on our champions of free speech and political expression from the AAEC!
CXC brings you Entire Worlds Of Comics and Cartoon-Making!
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2019 Is On its way!
CXC is a free, citywide arts festival hosted every year by people and places with a passion for cartoon arts. CXC connects the global family of cartoon storytellers, comic makers, and animators with the people who love and are inspired by their art.
Together, they celebrate the stories that can only be told in visual media that are as diverse as the people who imagined them. In her 2019 show poster utilized above, CXC featured artist Keren Katz brings her visual elan to a series of comics figures bursting with the energy of dance and celebration.
Columbus: A Perfect Canvas
CXC Festival Venues
From campus to the heart of the city, explore the places that share our passion for cartoon art throughout the 4-day festival.
Thursday & Friday
Ohio State University
Staying in Columbus
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