September 7
Saturday
September 25
Wednesday
September 26
Thursday
September 27
Friday
September 28
Saturday
September 29
Sunday
NOTE: Event dates and details are subject to change.

September 7

Saturday's Events

6:00 PM
9:00 PM

Affiliated Event: Comics Vs. Art IV: The Gods Have Spoken

Wild Goose Creative (Exhibit Area)

When most people think about comics, they don’t think of them fine art, even though some comics have amazing artwork. Comics vs Art started as a fun way to juxtapose fine art and comic art, a way to look at the divide between high art and low art. When choosing fine art paintings to be reinterpreted as comic art, curator Canada Keck, picks paintings that have a story she wants to hear more about.

Canada chose this year’s theme, The Gods Have Spoken, after listening to the audio book of Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. She selected paintings as well as cultural artifacts such as pottery, stone reliefs, statues, and documents—looking to represent a large number of mythologies and religions from around the world and throughout the centuries.

A huge thank you to Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation and Puffin Foundation West for their continued support of our gallery series.

September 25

Wednesday's Events

8:30 AM
4:00 PM

The SOL-CON Graduate Symposium

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Will Eisner Seminar Room)

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Coffee

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Introductions

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  Racialized Roles & Speculative Storyworlds in Popular Culture
Student panel with Nicole Pizarro Colón, Kiedra Taylor, Imani Harris, & Katlin ​Marisol Sweeney

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Community & Identity Formations Through Comic Storytelling
Student panel with Peyton Del Toro, Lucía Aja Lopez, Mikel Bermello Isusi, & Jennifer Caroccio Maldonado 

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.  CURRENTLY UNTITLED PANEL
Panel with Dr. Qiana Whitted, Dr. Christopher González, & Dr. Simone Drake

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  CURRENTLY UNTITLED PANEL
Panel with Dr. Brittany Tullis, Dr. Theresa Rojas, & Dr. Frederick Luis Aldama

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closing

8:00 PM
10:00 PM

An Evening With Jay Stephens (In Conversation With Rafael Rosado)

Gateway Film Center

Join us on CXC Eve at Gateway Film Center for an evening exploring the work of veteran animator and legendary alt-comics creator JAY STEPHENS, as he explores life and career with longtime friend RAFAEL ROSADO.


If there's a way to create with cartoons, Jay Stephens has worked professionally there: comic books, comic strips, on-line work, animation, he is a cartoonist's cartoonist and we are lucky to have him!

September 26

Thursday's Events

9:59 AM
5:00 PM

Welcome/Registration

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Museum Lobby)

Come to the beautiful lobby of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum all day Thursday, let us welcome you to the show, and help get you where you want to go.

Professionals and guests: please pick up your badges!
 

10:00 AM
5:00 PM

Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists And The First Amendment

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Exhibit Space)

What do current debates about social media, trigger warnings, fake news, and libel have to do with the First Amendment and editorial cartoonists?

Editorial cartoonists both benefit from and defend First Amendment speech and press protections. This exhibition examines free speech through historical works from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s collections as well as contemporary works by members of the http://editorialcartoonists.comAssociation of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Ann Telnaes, Pulitzer-Prize winning political cartoonist, and Lucy Shelton Caswell, Professor Emerita and Founding Curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, co-curated this exhibition.

Read more here.

 

10:00 AM
10:50 AM

Talk And Teach: Jerzy Drozd on Moving From Photoshop To Clip Studio Paint

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Will Eisner Seminar Room)

What's Clip Studio Paint got that Photoshop doesn't? Jerzy Drozd (The Warren Commission Report, Science Comics: Rockets) will lead a demonstration on the basic tools of Clip Studio Paint and explore some of the unique ways it solves the problems of making comics digitally.

10:00 AM
5:00 PM

Drawing Blood: Comics And Medicine

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Exhibit Space)

Drawing Blood traces the history of comics’ obsession with medicine from the 18th century to today. The earliest cartoonists frequently satirized a medical practice dominated by bloodletting, purging, and other largely ineffective treatments. Over the next two centuries, modern medicine would go through remarkable transformations. Comics were there for the good and the bad, helping to rebrand the doctor from quack to hero, but also critiquing a medical system that often privileged profits over patients. Drawing Blood highlights the sometimes caustic eye of cartoonists as they consider doctors, patients, illness, and treatment in the rapidly changing world of medicine—one which continues to present new possibilities and new challenges. The exhibit features work by a wide array of creators, from pioneers of cartooning like James Gillray, William Hogarth, Thomas Nast, and Frederick Opper to contemporary greats like Richard Thompson, Carol Tyler, John Porcellino, Alison Bechdel, and Julia Wertz.

Curated by Professor Jared Gardner, OSU Department of English

Read more here.

10:00 AM
5:00 PM

Treasures From The Collections Of The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Exhibit Space)

This permanent exhibit features a selection of exceptional artwork and artifacts highlighting the breadth and depth of our collections.


Read more here.

11:00 AM
11:50 AM

Talk And Teach: Nomi Kane on Character Design

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Will Eisner Seminar Room)

CXC’s second peer-to-peer presentation of the festival features NOMI KANE, joining us from all the way out in California. She will be presenting on character design.

12:00 PM
7:00 PM

SÕL-CON PUBLIC LECTURE: Brown & Black Representations Matter! & Evening Reception

Hale Hall (MLK Jr. Room)

12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | The Ohio State University | MLK Jr Lounge | Hale Hall | 154 W. 12th Ave

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Featured Noon Lecture
With Ho Che Anderson, Ezra Clayton Daniels, Breena Nuñez Peralta, & Elvira Carrizal-Dukes

1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  SÕL-CON Reception

1:00 PM
2:50 PM

An Artist At Work: P. Craig Russell On Adaptation

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Will Eisner Seminar Room)

Legendary artist P. Craig Russell walks us through the act of adaptation, in particular the choices an artist makes working with an artist.

4:00 PM
7:00 PM

SÕL-CON Reception

Hale Hall (MLK Jr. Room)

Let's kick off SOL-CON with this traditional reception, one of the best rooms in town all weekend!

4:30 PM
5:50 PM

A History Of British Animation

Wexner Center for the Arts (Film/Video Theater)

Organized by the British Film Institute, this program of short animated works provides a thoughtful and eclectic survey of Britain’s contribution to the field from 1907 to 1998. Highlights include Walter R. Booth’s pioneering stop-motion film The Sorcerer’s Scissors (1907), Lawrence Wright’s World War II propaganda cartoon Adolf’s Busy Day (1940), Yellow Submarine director George Dunning’s painterly The Ladder (1967), and Joanna Quinn’s caustic history of the British Empire Britannia(1993). (program 75 mins., DCP) 

 

Program lineup

 

The Sorcerer’s Scissors (Walter R. Booth, 1907)
Animated Doll and Toy Town Circus (G. A. Smith, 1912)
Ever Been Had? (Dudley Buxton, 1917) 
Booster Bonzo; Or, Bonzo in Gay Paree (1925)
Shadows (Joe Noble, 1928)
Fox Hunt (Hector Hoppin and Anthony Gross, 1936)
Adolf’s Busy Day (Lawrence Wright, 1940)
Do It Yourself Cartoon (Biographic, 1959)
Transformer (Trickfilms, 1968)
The Ladder (George Dunning, 1967)
Mr. Pascal (Alison De Vere, 1979)
Night Club (Jonathan Hodgson, 1983)
Britannia (Joanna Quinn, 1993)
The Queen’s Monastery (Emma Calder, 1998)

5:30 PM
7:20 PM

THURSDAY DINNER BREAK

All Over Columbus

On Thursday's animation-heavy, you might leave for dinner and stretch your legs a bit!

7:30 PM
9:00 PM

Double Vision: Adebukola Bodunrin and Ezra Claytan Daniels in Person

Wexner Center for the Arts (Film/Video Theater)

Double Vision showcases the experimental animation work of Adebukola Bodunrin and Bodunrin’s collaborations with graphic novelist Ezra Claytan Daniels, creator of Upgrade Soul (2018) and Bttm Fdrs (2019). In the collection of work presented here, Bodunrin uses an unorthodox juxtaposition of manual and digital techniques to produce unexpected cinematic experiences while exploring the dual natures of language, culture, and race. Also screening is Bodunrin and Claytan Daniels’s Afrofuturist short The Golden Chain (2014) and several augmented reality animations. (program approx. 90 mins., digital video)

September 27

Friday's Events

9:00 AM
4:00 PM

SOL-CON EXPO DAY: Comics Workshops for K-12 and Undergraduate/Graduate Students

Hale Hall (Various Rooms, Hale Hall)


9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | The Ohio State University | Hale Hall | 154 W. 12th Ave

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. SÕL-CON Welcome

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Youth Workshops, Session 1
"
Character Design: Pulling Your Characters Out of Your Head and Into Life” with JM Hunter
“Fitting the Body in the Frame” with Phillip Fleming

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Youth Workshops, Session 2
“Comic Strip Making For Kids” with Maxi Rodriguez

“Lucha Libre: A Storytelling Trailblazer” with Javier Solorzano 

12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.  Lunch & view Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics (31 minutes run-time)

12:50 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Creators Talk Back: Discussion/Q&A with students
With Javier Solorzano, Flor de Canela, Corey “Roc Bottom” Davis, Maxi Rodriguez, and Miguel Hernández & Michelle Littlejohn of Studio JS.

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Free time to visit exhibitors' tables

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Undergraduate/Graduate Workshops, Session 1
“Liberation Psychology through Comics” with Breena Nuñez Peralta

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Undergraduate/Graduate Workshops, Session 2
Comics as Culture: 4 Pages 16 Bars: A Visual Mixtape” with Jiba Molei Anderson

10:00 AM
5:00 PM

Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists And The First Amendment

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Exhibit Space)

What do current debates about social media, trigger warnings, fake news, and libel have to do with the First Amendment and editorial cartoonists?

Editorial cartoonists both benefit from and defend First Amendment speech and press protections. This exhibition examines free speech through historical works from the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s collections as well as contemporary works by members of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

Ann Telnaes, Pulitzer-Prize winning political cartoonist, and Lucy Shelton Caswell, Professor Emerita and Founding Curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, co-curated this exhibition.

Read more here.

10:00 AM
7:00 PM

Treasures From The Collections Of The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library And Museum

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Exhibit Space)

This permanent exhibit features a selection of exceptional artwork and artifacts highlighting the breadth and depth of our collections.


Read more here.

10:00 AM
7:00 PM

Drawing Blood: Comics And Medicine

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Will Eisner Seminar Room)

Drawing Blood traces the history of comics’ obsession with medicine from the 18th century to today. The earliest cartoonists frequently satirized a medical practice dominated by bloodletting, purging, and other largely ineffective treatments. Over the next two centuries, modern medicine would go through remarkable transformations. Comics were there for the good and the bad, helping to rebrand the doctor from quack to hero, but also critiquing a medical system that often privileged profits over patients. Drawing Blood highlights the sometimes caustic eye of cartoonists as they consider doctors, patients, illness, and treatment in the rapidly changing world of medicine—one which continues to present new possibilities and new challenges. The exhibit features work by a wide array of creators, from pioneers of cartooning like James GillrayWilliam Hogarth,Thomas Nast, and Frederick Opper to contemporary greats like Richard ThompsonCarol TylerJohn PorcellinoAlison Bechdel, and Julia Wertz.

Curated by Professor Jared Gardner, OSU Department of English

Read more here.

11:00 AM
1:00 PM

Affiliated Event: AAEC/CMC Chalk Slam Day One

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Sidewalks In Front Of Library)

This weekend will feature three days of cartoonists drawing on sidewalks with chalk. Leading the charge will be our city's guests from the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists! They will be ably supported by our friends at Columbus Metropolitan Clubs and varioius entities/guest stars from CXC itself! Come have fun making the front of the CML Main library beautiful, kickstarting three days of this kind of fun!

12:00 PM
4:50 PM

SOL-CON K-12 Workshops

Hale Hall (MLK Jr. Room)

SOL-CON and its wide range of talented guests spend Friday afternoon hosting a series of teaching workshops held for the benefit of arts-interested students from all around Columbus. It is something to behold.

*****

all panels subject to change

*****
*****

12:00 PM
1:20 PM

FRIDAY LUNCH BREAK

All Over Columbus

Take a look around campus, or at the all-day event, or simply get off your fee on our busy Friday up at OSU!

1:30 PM
3:20 PM

Mr. Fish: Cartooning From The Deep End

Wexner Center for the Arts (Film/Video Theater)

Mr. Fish — the pen name of editorial cartoonist Dwayne Booth—has published his work in Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, the Los Angeles Times, and the Village Voice, among other publications. The documentary Mr. Fish follows the radical figure as he tries to provide for his family while navigating the contemporary political landscape and a profession that’s slowly dying off around him. (70 mins., digital video)

4:00 PM
5:00 AM

Mike Mignola In Person

Wexner Center for the Arts (Mershon Auditorium)

Hellboy creator Mike Mignola joins Bone creator and Columbus native Jeff Smith for a freewheeling discussion of Mignola’s remarkable career in comics. Along with creating Hellboy and the other characters in his universe, Mignola also created The Amazing Screw-On Head, Baltimore, and Joe Golem and served as a visual consultant to Guillermo del Toro on Blade II, Hellboy, and Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

5:00 PM
7:00 PM

CXC Weekend Kickoff Reception

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Museum Lobby)

This may be the most joyful two hours in North American convention-going! 

Happy comics-makers and just-as-happy patrons of the comics art form gather together at the beautiful Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum enjoying food, drink, great conversation, wonderful exhibits, and even an awards announcement or two...

all panels subject to change

7:30 PM
10:00 PM

Dav Pilkey In Person

Wexner Center for the Arts (Mershon Auditorium)

One of the most prolific and beloved comics creators for young readers, Dav Pilkey is the artist behind such runaway hit series as Captain Underpants, Dog Man, Dragon, Dumb Bunnies, and more! Join Pilkey as he takes us behind the scenes of his remarkable career in a talk aimed at audiences of all ages.

The presentation will be followed by a meet and greet with Pilkey. Attendees can purchase a signed book on site. No books from home or memorabilia will be signed.

10:00 PM
1:00 AM

Mary Fleener Hosts Friday Night CXC Afterparty

Brewcadia (Designated Upstairs (Elevator Accessible) Space)

Our most popular party, the great Mary Fleener steps in to host our Friday Nighs extravaganza. Join the underground-alt legend at Brewcadia for high energy laughter as we set our sight on the CXC Expo weekend ahead!

September 28

Saturday's Events

9:59 AM
2:00 PM

Welcome/Registration

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Museum Lobby)

Those of you arriving at CXC for Day Two: please come to the lobby of the beautiful Billy Ireland space and let us give you a proper welcome to the show. If you're a pro or a guest, let us get you a badge!

11:00 AM
11:50 AM

Comics Workbook Workshop #1

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 2-A)

Pittsburgh’s Comics Workbook collective joins us for a fourth year offering courses in comics creation through attention to structure.

These classes, offered all over the world, can be taken here for free. This the first of three hours offered. Pick one or come to all three!

all panels subject to change

11:00 AM
5:00 PM

All-Ages: Reading Comics With Cartoonists

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (1st Floor Reading And Activities Room)

A group of our special and exhibiting guests will be reading for attendees both today and Sunday; we hope you stop by. Come sit with us for a spell!

all panels subject to change

11:00 AM
5:00 PM

CXC Expo And Book Fair: Saturday Edition

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (2nd Floor Reading Room)

The backbone of the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus experience, the Expo and Book Fair brings together 135 comics-makers, all with new and exciting comics to sell, on the beautiful second floor reading room of the CML Main Library. 

Looking for comic books? Mini-comics? Graphic novels? Orignal art? T-shirts? Posters and prints? High-end deluxe slipcased premium volumes. They're all here. Anchoring the floor are talents like Katie Skelly, Derf Backderf, Nate Powell, Zack Soto, Gemma Correll and publishers like Fantagraphics and Silver Sprocket.

It's the best shopping experience of the year -- and socially friendly besides.

And in multiple rooms around the library, concurrent panel programs (individually described on this site). You can't miss.

11-5 today!

some scheduled exhibitors may not arrive

11:00 AM
11:50 AM

Creators & Characters of Color: From Background to Foreground (SOL-CON Panel One)

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 3-A)

Panelists include: J. Gonzo, Crystal Gonzalez, Jiba Molei Anderson

Moderator: Carlos Kelly

11:30 AM
4:30 PM

CXC Expo Featured Signings, Day One

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Designated Signing Area Near From Of Expo Room On Second Flo)

What follows is a list of planned signings NOT at an exhibitor or exhibiting group's Expo table, but at two tables set aside at the front of the room and any signings at a designated place not an Expo table or the two tables set aside.

All signings may change and the primary schedule for the signings, as up to date as possible, will be displayed at the front of the Expo.


Table One

11:30 AM to 12:20 PM -- 
12:30 PM to 1:20 PM -- 
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM -- 
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM -- 

*****

Table Two

11:30 AM to 12:20 PM -- 
12:30 PM to 1:20 PM -- 
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM -- 
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM -- 

*****
*****

11:30 AM
4:20 PM

Affiliated Event: AAEC/CMC Chalk Slam Day Two

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Sidewalks In Front Of Library)

This weekend will feature three days of cartoonists drawing on sidewalks with chalk. Leading the charge will be our city's guests from the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists! They will be ably supported by our friends at Columbus Metropolitan Club and various entities/guest stars from CXC itself!

 

Come have fun making the front of the CML Main library burst into color, on this second day of three having fun drawing and make these spaces beautiful.

1:00 PM
1:50 PM

Comics Workbook Workshop #2

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 2-A)

Pittsburgh’s Comics Workbook collective joins us for a fourth year offering courses in comics creation through attention to structure.

These classes, offered all over the world, can be taken here for free. This the second of three hours offered. Pick one or come to all three!

all panels subject to change

1:00 PM
1:50 PM

SOL-CON Panel #2: Diversity and Industry

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 3-A)

Description yet to be provided.

1:00 PM
1:50 PM

AAEC/CXC Team-Up #2: CRNI And The Current Free-Speech Situation Facing The World

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Auditorium)

Terry Anderson of CRNI offers a free-wheeling panel of Free Speech advocates on the current world situation facing that issue in and around comics. Anderson will chair a panel of

* Charles Brownstein, Executive Director, CBLDF
* Ritu Gairola Khanduri, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, University of Texas and Board of Directors, CRNI
* Pedro X Molina, cartoonist, CRNI Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award-winner 2018
* Ann Telnaes, cartoonist, former AAEC President and CRNI board member 
* Zunar, cartoonist, CRNI Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award-winner 2011

1:00 PM
1:50 PM

Framing the Conversation on Race, Gender, & Sexuality in Comics (SOL-CON Panel Two)

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 3-A)

Panelists: Frederick Aldama, Lawrence Lindell, Maxi Rodriguez

Moderator: Katlin Sweeny

3:00 PM
3:20 PM

Emerging Talent Prize Announcement

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Entire Library)

In this special building-wide pause, CXC names this year’s Emerging Talent prize and presents the winners with a check and plenty of praise and applause. 

It's one of the feel-good moments of the comics year!

Past winners are Katie Skelly  (2015), Kevin Czap (2016) Kat Fajardo (2017) and Keren Katz!

3:30 PM
4:20 AM

Let It Flow: Kevin Huizenga And Frank Santoro Talk About Their 2019 Career-Defining Graphic Novels

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 3-A)

CXC is proud to welcome two of the great post-alternative cartoonists and longtime friends of CXC KEVIN HUIZENGA and FRANK SANTORO back to the show to discuss their colossal Fall 2019 book releases: Huizenga's mega-meditative The River At Night and Santoro's family exploration Pittsburgh. Two of the great formal thinkers in comics history, the resulting conversation should be something to behold.

5:00 PM
7:50 PM

Saturday Night Dinner Break

All Over Columbus

On Saturday, CXC offers up a three-hour dinner break to afford a combination of sit-down meals, returns to hotel and an overall, relaxed ramp-up to our evening activities! Museum security will protect most table items, but we suggest all valuables be taken from the building and kept with you!

5:30 PM
6:30 PM

Signing With The Nib

Columbus College of Art & Design (Canzani Auditorium)

Program Description To Come

6:30 PM
7:50 PM

Tom Tomorrow And The Nib Signing

Columbus College of Art & Design (Canzani Auditorium)

Comics mega-star Tom Tomorrow joins CXC as a special guest. He will be signing with his many peers from The Nib including Matt Bors, Eleri Harris and Matt Lubchansky at CCAD. Don’t miss it!

all panels subject to change

8:00 PM
9:00 PM

Save The Nib! A Presentation On The Award-Winning Magazine And The Crisis Of Funding For Journalism

Columbus College of Art & Design (Canzani Auditorium)

Program Description To Come

9:30 PM
10:30 PM

The Nib At CCAD Post-Presentation Reception

Columbus College of Art & Design (Canzani Auditorium)

Program Description To Come

10:00 PM
1:30 AM

Nate Powell Hosts Saturday Night Afterparty

Mikey's Late Night Slice

Longtime musician and first-rank cartoonist Nate Powell will be holding court at the Saturday CXC afterparty, held in the infamous Mikey's Late Night upstairs space. There's a rumor we'll see some karaoke being done!

September 29

Sunday's Events

10:00 AM
12:50 PM

CXC AT CMA, Featuring Columbus Comics Residency Winner Ivy Atoms

Columbus Museum of Art (Exhibition Space)

Columbus Museum Of Art is open on a donations-only basis on Sundays, and they hope that on CXC Sunday you’ll take the opportunity to see the comics positive space and the special hallway exhibit featuring Columbus Comics Residency Winner and CXC Special Guest Ivy Atoms.

all panels subject to change

11:00 AM
12:00 PM

An Interview With Ivy Atoms

Columbus Museum of Art (Exhibition Space)

Publisher, cartoonist and activist Carta Monir talks with 2019 Columbus Comics Residency winner Ivy Atoms. 

Introduction of the participants by Jeffrey Sims. This program is presented in conjunction with the 2019 Columbus Comics Residency exhibition. 

all panels subject to change

1:00 PM
1:50 PM

Comics Workbook Workshop #3

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 2-A)

Pittsburgh’s Comics Workbook collective joins us for a fourth year offering courses in comics creation through attention to structure.

These classes, offered all over the world, can be taken here for free. This is the third of three hours offered. Pick one or come to all three!

all panels subject to change

1:00 PM
5:00 PM

CXC Expo And Book Fair Sunday Edition

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (2nd Floor Reading Room)

The backbone of the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus experience, the Expo and Book Fair brings together 135 comics-makers, all with new and exciting comics to sell, on the beautiful second floor reading room of the CML Main Library. 

Looking for comic books? Mini-comics? Graphic novels? Orignal art? T-shirts? Posters and prints? High-end deluxe slipcased premium volumes. They're all here. Anchoring the floor are talents like Nate Powell and publishers like Fantagraphics and Silver Sprocket.

It's the best shopping experience of the year -- and socially friendly besides!

And in multiple rooms around the library, concurrent panel program (individually described on this site). You can't miss.

some scheduled exhibitors may not arrive

1:00 PM
5:00 PM

All-Ages: Reading With Cartoonists

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (1st Floor Reading And Activities Room)

A group of our special and exhibiting guests will be reading for attendees both today and Sunday; we hope you stop by. Come sit with us for a spell!

all panels subject to change

1:30 PM
2:20 PM

SOL-CON Panel #3: Comics Gender, Race, Sexuality: Intersectional Identities

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 3-A)

Description yet to be provided.

1:30 PM
2:20 PM

More Than Representation: Community Belonging in Comics (SOL-CON Panel Three)

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 3-A)

Panellsts: Jaime Crespo, J.M. Hunter, Dustin Garcia, Guy Copes

Moderator: Danielle Orozco

1:30 PM
4:30 PM

CXC Expo Featured Signings, Day Two

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Designated Signing Area Near From Of Expo Room On Second Flo)

What follows is a list of planned signings NOT at an exhibitor or exhibiting group's Expo table, but at two tables set aside at the front of the room and any signings at a designated place not an Expo table or the two tables set aside.

All signings may change and the primary schedule for the signings, as up to date as possible, will be displayed at the front of the Expo.

Table One

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM -- 
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM -- 
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM -- 

*****

Table Two

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM -- 
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM -- 
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM -- 

*****
*****

1:30 PM
2:20 PM

Solo Act: A Spotlight On Nate Powell

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 3-B)

Bloomington (IN) based artist and cartoonist Nate Powell made be best known for his collaborative work on the iconic March series, but the weight of the career to date by the prodigius cartoonist can be found in a series of compelling solo book, many with longtime publisher Top Shelf. This spotlight will pull apart several of these compelling works and dig into their connective threads.

1:30 PM
4:30 PM

Affiliated Event: AAEC/CMC Chalk Slam Day Three

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Sidewalks In Front Of Library)

This weekend will feature three days of cartoonists drawing on sidewalks with chalk. Leading the charge will be our city's guests from the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists! They will be ably supported by our friends at Columbus Metropolitan Club and varioius entities/guest stars from CXC itself!

 

Come have fun making the front of the CML Main library beautiful, on this third day of three having fun drawing and enjoying a Columbus Fall weekend day!

2:30 PM
3:20 PM

The Future: Emerging Talents/Young Cartoonists Roundtable

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 2-A)

And this year makes five! Hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement of a brand new CXC emerging talent for 2019, we're gathering the present winner and some past ones into a room to piece together the state of the industry and art from through their eyes!

Moderated By Kevin Czap!

2:30 PM
3:20 PM

King's Man: Spotlight On Ho Che Anderson

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 3-B)

It is our great pleasure to host special guest Ho Che Anderson in a variety of activities for CXC 2019, including this career-spanning discussion, from biographies like King to slice of life studies of 1990s Toronto like I Want To Be Your Dog, to later works like Godhead. Anderson is one of comics' most compelling speakers and his career to date has been a formidable one!

2:30 PM
3:20 PM

SoCAL Comics: Jaime Hernandez, Mary Fleener, Hellen Jo

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 3-A)

Three of the great artist in the entire field attending this weekend's CXC have one definite thing in common: California residency. Is there a set of regional values that inform their amazing comics? Legendary artist Jaime Hernandez, Alt-Underground icon Mary Fleener and the enormously talented Hellen Jo talk about what they've and how they've made things in reaction.

3:30 PM
4:20 PM

CXC All-Ages 2019 Signapalooza

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Main Lobby)

This is the Big One!

As many creators as we can find with a book appropriate for younger readers or for all-ages -- including Jeff Smith and Terri Libenson -- will hold court in a special signing area!

all panels subject to change

3:30 PM
4:20 PM

Comics Workbook Workshop #4

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 2-A)

Pittsburgh’s Comics Workbook collective joins us for a fourth year offering courses in comics creation through attention to structure.

These classes, offered all over the world, can be taken here for free. This is the third of three hours offered. Pick one or come to all three!

6:00 PM
11:00 PM

Pidge Carlisle Hosts CXC 2019 Sunday Night Afterparty

Pins Mechanical Co, (141 N 4th St) (Entire Space, Also Designated Space)

Wind down with your CXC friends as we celebrate the completion of the 2019 show  with this laid-back party featuring a family feel. Family in a good way! Hosted by Pidge Carlisle!