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

September 25

Wednesday's Events

8:30 AM
4:00 PM

The SÕL-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

Affiliated Event: An Evening With Jay Stephens (In Conversation With Rafael Rosado)

Gateway Film Center (Cinema 3)

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!

Jay will be in Columbus in support of his new book from a revitalized Black Eye Books collecting page after page of his excellent color work: DejectsHe'll be signing the book after the presentation!

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 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
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 the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum collections.

Read more here.

10:01 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.

Introduced by Caitlin McGurk.

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.

She wants to remind you that "participants should bring sketchpads and their favorite drawing utensils!"

Introduced by Caitlin McGurk.

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

12:00 PM
1:00 PM

THURSDAY LUNCH BREAK

All Over Columbus (All Over Campus)

Have a bite somewhere, rest up for the loaded afternoon! Don't everyone go to the Wexner and its Heirloom Cafe, at least not all at the same time, but it's awfully good!

1:00 PM
1:50 PM

Talk And Teach Lecture: CM Campbell

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

Maximum Horror in Comics: How Uzamaki Scared You

Straight from CM Campbell, the newest comics teacher (CCAD) here in Columbus: "We will take a look at how horror work in storytelling; exploring the visceral human response to the unknown. Using examples from literature and film for contrast, we take a deep look at Junji Ito’s Uzamaki to understand how he created the most terrifying comic."

Introduction by Tom Spurgeon

2:00 PM
3:30 PM

An Artist At Work: P. Craig Russell On Finding The Pictures: Parallel Narrative And The Art Of Adaptation

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

From the legendy illustrator himself. He says he'll be presenting "Finding the Pictures: Parallel Narrative and the Art of Adaptation'. Inn which I’ll be showing prose excerpts from the writings of Neil Gaiman, Lois Lowry, and Clive Barker and how I find pictures for writing that has no pictures in it." I can't wait!

Introduced by Tom Spurgeon.

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!

7:00 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

SÕL-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

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!

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 the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museumcollections.

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.

10:00 AM
11:50 AM

Graphic Medicine Presentation

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

You've seen the astounding Billy Ireland exhibit Drawing Blood: Comics And Medicine, curated by Jared Gardner: now see and listen to some of the best practioners of this exciting area of comics expression as talk about what they do and why do it. Gardner moderates a trio of stellar cartoonists: Rachel Lindsay (RX), MK Czerwiec (Graphic Medicine Manifesto) and Georgia Webber (Dumb) about their groundbreaking work. 

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

SÕL-CON K-12 Workshops

Hale Hall (MLK Jr. Room)

SÕL-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

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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 MagazineThe 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)

This event, like nearly every other affiliated with CXC, is free.

More information here.

4:00 PM
5:00 PM

CXC 2019 Keynote: Mike Mignola In Person (A Conversation With Jeff Smith)

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 film director Guillermo del Toro on Blade IIHellboy, and Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Come celebrate the life and career of this amazing artist!

This event is absolutely free, but you have to get tickets. You can do so at Mershon Auditorium or in advance here.

Signing to follow.

Introduction By Michael S. Brown.

Free tickets required either at the door or through https://wexarts.org/film-video/mike-mignola-person the Wexner Center.

Signing to follow.

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

SOLD OUT Dav Pilkey In Person SOLD OUT

Wexner Center for the Arts (Mershon Auditorium)

THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT. There will be stand-by lines at the Auditorium, but right now THE EVENT IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT.

One of the most prolific and beloved comics creators for young readers, Dav Pilkey is the artist behind such runaway hit series as Captain UnderpantsDog ManDragon, 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.

Dav Pilkey is at CXC on Friday-only.

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 Night extravaganza. Join the underground-alt legend at Brewcadia for high energy laughter as we set our sight on the CXC Expo weekend ahead!

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

Artist Talk With Ivy Atoms

Columbus Museum of Art (Exhibition Space)

Columbus Museum Of Art and Cartoon Crossroads Columbus present an artist talk by Ivy Atoms. 

Ivy Atoms is the winner of the 2019 Columbus Comics Residency, a collaboration between CMA, CXC, and Columbus College of Art & Design. Her 2018 book, Pinky & Pepper Forever, earned her a nomination for Outstanding Artist at the 2018 Ignatz Awards and was named one of the best LGBTQ graphic novels of 2018 by The Advocate.

An exhibition of work by Ivy Atoms is on view at CMA in the Open Gallery of the Chase Center of Creativity September 21, 2019 through April 5, 2020.

This program is free. All are welcome, no registration requested.

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. If demand remains high, we may even do an extra one on Sunday afteroon. Pick one or come to all three!

all panels subject to change

1:00 PM
5:00 PM

CXC Expo And Marketplace 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 Comics With Cartoonists

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Children's Area)

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

1:00 PM
5:00 PM

All Ages: Set The Scene With LEGO Creations!

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Children's Area)

Build your own magical/super/realistic/sci-fi settings with LEGOs.

ages 4 and up.

1:00 PM
5:00 PM

All Ages: Make Yourself A Superhero!

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Children's Area)

Transform yourself into the superhero you were always meant to be with DIY masks, wrist cuffs and more!

ages 3-10.

1:00 PM
5:00 PM

All Ages: Super Puppets!

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Children's Area)

Make your own super paper bag puppet to save the day!

all ages.

1:00 PM
5:00 PM

All Ages: Tween Writing Counter

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Children's Area)

Word searches, bookmarks, mazes, crossword puzzles and more featuring your favorite and original comic characters!

ages 6 and up.

1:00 PM
5:00 PM

All Ages: Comic Creation Station

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Children's Area)

We provide the supplies; you provide the creativity! Make your own comics to take home or share on our Wonderful Words Wall.

Special guest appearances by Bryan Christopher Moss, Hakim Callwood, Sarah Becan and hopefully more!

ages 5-17.

1:00 PM
5:00 PM

All Ages: Library Scavenger Hunt

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Children's Area)

Go on a quest throughout the Children's Area to explore some of what there is to see and do!

ages 5-12.

1:00 PM
5:00 PM

All Ages: Green Screen Photos

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Teen Area)

Get your official CXC photos taken in front of YouMedia's Green Screen! Photos will be e-mailed to participant.

all ages.

1:00 PM
5:00 PM

All Ages: YouMedia Digital Art

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Teen Area)

Create your own awesome digital art using the technology in the YouMedia Space!

ages 12-17.

1:30 PM
2:20 PM

SÕL-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

SÕL-CON Panel #3: More Than Representation: Community Belonging in Comics (SOL-CON Panel Three)

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

This looks like to me it may be overbooked. Let's check in with Dr. Aldama and get back to you. Fright now, we have panellsts: Jaime Crespo, J.M. Hunter, Dustin Garcia, and Guy Copes, with 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)

These are the CXC spotlight signings for Day Two, Sunday September 29, 2019.

These take place at the signing tables in front of the room, and are hosted by the festival. They may rarely take place at another non-traditiona table if designated.

Table One

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM -- Hellen Jo (Jin & Jam No. 1, Frontier #2)
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM -- Terri Libenson (Just Jaime, The Pajama Diaries) 

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Table Two

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM -- Ho Che Anderson (Godhead, KING)
2:30 PM to 3:20 PM -- Patrick McDonnell (MUTTS)

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.

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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 books, 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!

1:30 PM
2:20 PM

Comic Strip Cartoonists: A Spotlight on Traditional Newspaper Cartoonists, with Patrick McDonnell, Hilary B Price, Robb Armstrong and Terri Libenson

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 1-A)

Description to come, although is essentially a strong group of current creators in the traditional newspaper cartooning slot. They should have something to say, all together in a room there.

2:00 PM
4:00 PM

Dog Man Live And In Person!

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Children's Area)

Youth Service at SML has shared with us the good news that Dog Man will appear 12-4 Saturday and 2-4 Sunday in support of Dav Pilkey's appearanced at the show. Dog Man will appear in different places at the library but mostly the children's area (which I'll put down on this announcement) or the Atrium! Come say hi!

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

California Comics: Jaime Hernandez, Mary Fleener, Hellen Jo

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

Three of the great artists in the entire field attending this weekend's CXC have one definite thing in common: California residency, or a long period living in that great state. 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.

Moderated by Tom Spurgeon.

2:30 PM
3:20 PM

Longtime Friends: Jeff Smith And Terry Moore

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Room 1-A)

Jeff Smith and Terry Moore are friend in comics and have a lot in comics: they are both wonderful artists, they have tended to multiple long comic-book series, and they spent a big chunk of their professional life working in independent comics and its self-publishing wing. Spoiler alert: everything turned out well. What were the challenges in those early days and how did they both grow into the elder statesman role.?

2:30 PM
3:20 PM

Creating Career Toolkits (LGBTQIA+)

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

How does a young cartoonist move from promising newcomer to productive veteran? Let industry veteran Laurenn McCubbin, now also an educator at CCAD, lead a panel about the practicalities of putting together the kills that take a cartoon from a single book to multiples. She's helped dozen of comics pro do this and wants to help you do it for yourself.

She'll be facilitating a strong group of comics-makers --  Steve MacIsaac, Breena Nunez, Matt Lubchansky, and Blue Delliquanti -- in providing their advice to you!

2:50 PM
3:20 PM

All Ages: Draw Off

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Auditorium)

It's a rare opportunity to use your outside voice in this rare interactive game show where three professional artists hand over their drawing hands to your brains! Host Jerzy Drozd will gather your ideas and hand them over to our cartoon competitors! The three artists will turn your ideas into cartoon drawings, and you'll vote for the winners of each round with your cheers (the louder the cheer, the bigger the vote)!

3:30 PM
4:20 PM

All-Ages CXC 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

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, this year's Locher Award winner and a few other fresh faces into a room to piece together the state of the industry and art from through their eyes!

Moderated By Kevin Czap!

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!