Cartoon Crossroads Columbus is an amazing multi-faceted, 4-day festival celebrating comics in all its forms! It’s a complex web of different events connected by subject matter, but investigating it from different angles: SOL*CON is an expo of comics artists who are African-American and Latino, there’s a two-day academic conference, there are intimate talks, and panel discussions, and two days of tabling. Radiator Comics will be tabling at CXC on Saturday and Sunday! Come say hi to Ben Passmore, Cara Bean, and Neil Brideau (maybe more!) at the Radiator Comics table!
We recommend attending as much of Thursday and Friday’s programming as you can! If you like comics you should come to Columbus for this weekend! Take time off of work! Seriously!
The following schedule is taken from the CXC website:
Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14
Events take place at Ohio State University campus, including the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Hale Hall and the Wexner Center For The Arts.
CXC hosts a two-day academic conference, the Billy Ireland exhibits, a celebration of excellence and diversity in comics at SOL*Con, a professional development track including a new round of our peer to peer “Talk And Teach” presentations, multiple receptions, a presentation on animation and an evening in conversation with a major comics-making talent.
Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16
Events take place at Columbus Metropolitan Library, with major satellite events at the Columbus Museum Of Art (CMA) and Columbus College Of Art & Design (CCAD).
CXC will host its Expo And Marketplace in the heart of the beautiful new library facility, public panel presentations, a presentation by this year’s Thurber Prize recipient, and a Saturday night focused around a major comics-making talent and accompanying exhibition.