Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Grand Opening of the Cartoon Museum in Columbus this Weekend

From the article, AP photo by Tony Dejak
This is totally worth the road trip! It also is designed to coincide with The Festival of Cartoon Art, held every three years.

 From the AP article:

"The museum has originals from everyone from Richard Outcault — whose "Yellow Kid" in a 19th century comic strip spawned the term "yellow journalism" — to Charles Schulz ("Peanuts"), classic "Pogo" story lines from Walt Kelly, Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury," Chester Gould's "Dick Tracy," early "Blondie" strips from Chic Young and the entire collection of Jeff Smith, an Ohio State graduate who created the hugely popular "Bone" series of comic books.

It's all been moved to a new 30,000-square-foot home in a high-profile corridor of the sprawling Columbus campus, into a space renamed for Ireland, the former editorial cartoonist for The Columbus Dispatch who was one of the pioneers of the art form. His family donated a big chunk of money for the project."

More here:


If You Go:

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum: http://cartoons.osu.edu

Ohio State University
Sullivant Hall
1813 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio

Hours: Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 16-17) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Then Tuesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday.

Opening exhibits include "Treasures from the Collection" and "Substance and Shadow: The Art of the Cartoon"

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