October 13-16

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.

One event or all of them, we hope to see you there!

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Exhibit at the CXC Expo And Marketplace!

Volunteer with CXC!

The heart of CXC is its volunteers! As part of our thanks for their hard work, we were proud to work with artists Katie Skelly, Jim Rugg and Dustin Harbin on this special print!

Thank you, everyone, for all of the hard work. You're the best Columbus has to offer. If you'd like to volunteer in 2016, contract the festival through!

In praise of 2015.

CXC blasted past expectations with a successful Fall 2015 show, which featured roughly half the convention days, programming and events that the 2016 show will offer.

What follows is a photo array of some of the highlights.

CXC Executiuve Committee members Lucy Caswell, Jeff Smith and Tom Spurgeon were asked to present to the Columbus Metropolitan Club about all things CXC on December 9, 2015. A great time was had by all.

We're indebted to the Club and to our interviewer, Wexner Center For The Arts Director Sherri Geldin. Enjoy the video!


Cartoons Crossroads Columbus only took place because of the generosity of our sponsors. We would love for you to learn more about them by clicking on their logos below.

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus would also like to thank the individual contributions of:
Rebecca Bowen, Kevin Cannon, Fred & Rebecca Perry Damsen, Jeff Parker

Private donations like these go a long way in making this event great. Your contributions are appreciated.
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