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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 28

Saturday's Events

8:30 AM
12:00 PM

Affiliated Event: Kiwanis Cartoon Run

All Over Columbus (Sidewalks Everywhere)

We don't have any real affiliation with this event beyond a few shared upstanding Columbus citizens belong to both groups, but we want to encourage comics and comics-related event that take place right around the time of CXC and this qualifies. 

The slightly tweaked description from one of their involved, contributing partners. 

"If any of you enjoy running 5k races, or if a 1-mile walk is more your speed, sign up for the [name redacted] team at the Kiwanis 'Cartoon' Run on Sep 28, 2019!  Proceeds from the race will go to the Kiwanis Club of Columbus Foundation, which provides grants to different charities in the city that primarily aid children.  Kiwanis has provided grants in recent years to the following organizations, among others:

       ~ Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
       ~ Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
·      ~ Moms2B 
       ~ Directions for Youth and Family Services 
       ~ Somali Community Access Network 

"Kiwanis also is encouraging people to dress up in a costume of their favorite cartoon or comic book character.  If you sign up for the race, you will receive a coupon for 10% off at Costume Holiday House.  So, even if you don’t want to dress up for the event the coupon may be useful for your kids’ Halloween shopping needs.  Prizes will be given to the top 3 costumes.

"The race is Saturday morning September 28th (OSU plays Nebraska on the road that day).  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.  The event starts at 8:30 a.m."

So give our community-minded friends a wave on your way to the library, and keep an eye out for future iterations of this event. Keep up the good work and we'd love to see you post-race at the Expo!

9:30 AM
10:20 AM

Building Safe Spaces Roundtable (LGBTQIA+)

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Homework Help Room)

Panelists Carta Monir, Lawrence Lindell, Melanie Gillman, and Kevin Czap discuss the often-invisible labor that goes into constructing community spaces in comics. From the basics of safety and support to the many variables that come up along the way, this panel is designed to give creators, organizers, and other professionals resources for what is often done by necessity. In the process, participants will all hopefully learn a bit more about building better communities. 

This panel is set to be moderated by Jaromir Stoll. Note the time and special room, to help facilitate the panel's goals.

10:59 AM
5:01 PM

CXC Expo And Marketplace: Saturday Edition

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

The backbone of the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus experience, the Expo and Marketplace 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 social 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; a couple of them may not be social

11:00 AM
11:50 AM

Get Spooky! Talking Goth Comics (LGBTQIA+)

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Auditorium)

Are you a fan of the spookier side of life? Or do you wonder how to make your ‘boo’s more compelling? Panelists Ivy Atoms, Melanie Gillman, Shae Beagle, and Liz Valasco will discuss their own work on the supernatural, as well as comics' growing number of goth publications. Sit a spell, as these creators discuss anything from scary stories to spooky romps, creepy comics to suspenseful yarns, humorous tales to folkloric fun, and everywhere in between. 

Panel to be moderated by Rachel Miller.

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! If demand stays high all weekend, we may do one more on Sunday afternoon.

all panels subject to change

11:00 AM
11:50 AM

SÕL-CON Panel One: 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

11:00 AM
11:30 AM

All Ages: Family Storytime Featuring Superheroes

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Story Circle)

Enjoy stories, songs, and tips on how to get your little superhero ready for kindergarten!

Ages 0-6 and their families.

11:00 AM
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.

11:00 AM
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.

11:00 AM
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.

11:00 AM
5:00 PM

All Ages: Tween Writing Counter

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

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

Ages 6 and up.

11:00 AM
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 Hakim Callwood (Noon), Bryan Christopher Moss (2 PM) and others to be confirmed!

Ages 5-17.

11:00 AM
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.

11:00 AM
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 emailed to participants.

All ages.

11:00 AM
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.

11:00 AM
11:50 AM

All Ages: Let's Make Mistakes And Keep Going! With Frank Cammuso

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

Take your first steps to become a professional cartoonist and discover the creativity that comes from fearlessly making mistakes. In this interactive presentation, Frank Cammuso (Edison Beaker Creature SeekerSalem HydeKnights Of The Lunch Table) will share his process of making graphic novels and the journey to becoming an author. Stick around for the end, where he'll show you how he draw his books!

Youth/Teens.

11:00 AM
11:50 AM

Bodies And BTTM FDRS: A Spotlight On Ezra Claytan Daniels

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

No creator has had a more exciting last 18 months as Ezra Claytan Daniels, with his press tour on behalf of Upgrade Soul moving smoothly into coverage of his current book in collaboraton with Ben Passmore at Fantagraphics, BTTM FDRS.

Moderator Tom Spurgeon will talk to Daniels about this roar to prominence as a comics creator, and his exciting new works.

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 another non-traditional designated place.

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 --  Liana Finck
12:30 PM to 1:20 PM -- Carta Monir
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM -- Patrick McDonnell
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM -- Zunar (Malaysian Cartoonist; Free Speech Champion)

*****

Table Two

11:30 AM to 12:20 PM -- Rachel Lindsay, MK Czerwiec, Georgia Webber
12:30 PM to 1:20 PM -- Ezra Claytan Daniels
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM -- Terri Libenson
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM -- Robb Armstrong

*****
*****

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.

12:00 PM
12:50 PM

25 Years: Spotlight on Patrick McDonnell and MUTTS

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Carnegie Room)

Patrick McDonnell is one of the most skilled cartoonists ever to sit at a drawing table, and 25 years into his gentle masterpiece MUTTS, his presence at the front ranks of all-time comics artists is unquestioned. Come celebrate this birthday for one of the all-time newspaper strip efforts and one of the best comics of any kind over the last 25 years.

Moderated By Ben Towle.

Carnegie Room (CML Main Library, 96 S Grant St)

12:00 PM
3:00 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

12:00 PM
3:00 PM

All Ages: Storytime With Comics Authors

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Story Circle)

It's a rare treat when you can participate in storytime with the authors who wrote the book! Join Jason Viola and other CXC guests for a reading from one of their latest works.

kids/families.

12:00 PM
12:50 PM

All Ages: Game On! Drawing Games For Everyone

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

Making comics can take a long time. That's why it's always a good idea to have fun when you're drawing! What better way to practice your pens and pencils than by playing a series of drawing games with cartoonist and teachingt artist Alex Nall (Teaching Comics, Let Some Word That is Heard Be Yours)! Come join us for an hour of classic games such as Pictionary to invented activities that involve all skill levels.

youth/teens.

12:00 PM
12:50 PM

AAEC/CXC Team-Up #1 -- Primetime: Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher On Right Now

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Auditorium)

He's one of the great editorial cartoonists of modern times, with a strong track record and multiple, first-rate venues. He's also one of his generation's best and most articulate about the act of making comics. What does KAL have to say about current state of affairs facing political cartooning, the fight to be heard and understood. It will be an answer as uniquely conceived as KAL's sterling cartoon work.

12:00 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!

12:00 PM
12:50 PM

Heathen: A Spotlight On Natasha Alterici

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

Natasha Alterici has her first name above the title hit with the Vault series Heathen and idiosyncratically drawn and staged viking comics with modern romantic sensibilities. This is a beautiful comic and I'm not certain I ever know its next step. Right now, Altericia is here to speak with us. about making comics and the possibility of a film being made from her work. Come meet this growing superstar today!

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. If demand remains high, we may do one more on Sunday afternoon. Pick one or come to all three!

all panels subject to change

1:00 PM
1:50 PM

SÕL-CON Panel Two: Diversity and Industry

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

Full description to come.

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

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

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

Panelists: Frederick Aldama, Lawrence Lindell, Maxi Rodriguez

Moderator: Katlin Sweeny

1:00 PM
1:50 PM

All Ages: How To Draw Hands! With Bruce Worden

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

Drawing hands is hard... or is it? In this 50 minute workshop you'll learn some handy tips to make drawing hands a snap! (See what I did there?)

youth/teens.

1:00 PM
1:50 PM

Plenty Of Things Rhyme With Hilary Price: A Spotlight on The Veteran Creator of Rhymes With Orange

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

One reason newspaper comics tend to favor recurring characters and personality based humor is that having an open gag form means being funny in a way that's understood and explained every single time out. Hilary Price is a peerless gag artist, and in this profile midway through the first day of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, we begin to explore what Price does well.

2:00 PM
2:50 PM

RX, ETC: An Interview With Graphic Medicine Icon Rachel Lindsay

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

Rachel Lindsay  is the author of RX: A Graphic Memoir (2018), about her experience working in psychopharmaceutical advertising and subsequent hospitalization for bipolar mania,  Her comic strip Rachel Lives Here Now appears weekly in Vermont's alternative newspaper Seven Days,. She is a graduate of Columbia University, where she created the first graphic novel thesis in any undergraduate or graduate program. 

Andy Kunka is our moderator.

2:00 PM
2:50 PM

Family Man: A Spotlight on Robb Armstrong

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

Robb Armstrong became a pioneering cartoonist with his family strip JumpStart, which retains a comfortable presence in any number of daily newspapers. Armstrong is in Columbus due to the efforts of GoComics.com.

This panel will be moderated by Gil Roth.

2:00 PM
2:50 PM

All Ages: Create Your Own Character With Paper Miniatures, With Jen Vaughn

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

Bring your OC to life in this fun, hands-on workshop with cartoonist Jen Vaughn (Cartozia TalesLies Grown-Ups Told Me). Using a provided template you'll pick your character's signature pose, design their outfit, draw some equipment they'll need on their adventure, then cut them out and place them on their stand. Now you're ready for your next D&D session!

youth/teens.

2:00 PM
2:50 PM

Where the Cool Kids Are: A Hellen Jo Spotlight

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

Hellen Jo is one of the remarkable artistic talents in comics, a peerless illustrator whose subjects have a life on the page second to those from no other cartoonist. She's done relatively few comics but what is out in published form is not only devastating but informative to anyone that wants to speak with a visual componet. Hellen's also super, super cool, and we're glad she chose to come out to the Midwest this year!

Moderated by Cathy Ryan.

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 PM

Artist, Publisher, Activist: A Spotlight On Carta Monir (LGBTQIA+)

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Carnegie Room)

One of comics' most exciting personalities makes it to Columbus for multiple discussions and more of her her best comics, the exciting artists with whom she works on her Diskette press, and what things comics could generally better understand. You won't forget meeting this special cartoonist.

Moderated by Kevin Czap.

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.

3:30 PM
4:20 PM

More Years: How Donald Trump Has Changed The Course of Political Cartooning

Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Library (Auditorium)

We may suspect that cartooning has become a different profession during the Trump administration, but what might that actually mean? CXC's Trump-related conversations have been some of the most insightful in the last four years, particularly when it comes to the effect that politics and personalities have had on art. There is no underplaying the importance of what's gone on in North America and the world. When it comes to these issues, we are uncharted territory.

CXC has been the place we stop taking shots and start taking stock. This year continues that conversation.

Moderator Michael Peterson is joined by an all-star line-up of Nick Anderson, Nancy Ohanian and Patrick Chappatte in a lively discussion of what's happened to cartooning because of these extraordinary factors, and how things may continue to develop. 

3:30 PM
4:20 PM

Follow Her Instagram: Liana Finck's Exciting New Comics Direction

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

Our friend the great Liana Finck comes back to visit us one year after she dropped a giant book collection with an even more giant collecton of confessions, asides and gut-busting humor, much of it fashioned from media that doesn't usually drive comics expression. Won't you please welcome her return?

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

Book Signing With The Nib

Columbus College of Art & Design (Canzani Auditorium)

The award-winning publication The Nib has gained attention for its sharp political and non-fiction comics on topics ranging from gender and race to free speech and what it's like to have your mom charged with murder.

Editors Matt Bors, Eleri Harris and Matt Lubchansky will be on hand at a special CXC event at Columbus College of Art & Design to sign copies of their quarterly printr publication, including their most recent issue, Scams.

The event is free and open to the public. Books, issues and memberships will be available for purchase.

All events are subject to change.

6:30 PM
7:50 PM

Book Signing With Tom Tomorrow And The Nib

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 Columbus College Of Art & Design. Don't miss it!

The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.

all panels subject to change

8:00 PM
9:00 PM

Save The Nib! | CXC at CCAD

Columbus College of Art & Design (Canzani Auditorium)

The award-winning publication The Nib has gained attention for its sharp political and nonfiction comics on topics ranging from gender and race to free speech and what it’s like to have your mom charged with murder. 

During a special CXC event at Columbus College of Art & Design, editors Matt Bors, Eleri Harris, and Matt Lubchansky will discuss the origins of the publication and the importance of political and nonfiction comics in tumultuous times. 

Plus, they’ll interview comics megastar Tom Tomorrow, and special guest cartoonists Rob Rogers, Chelsea Saunders, and Whitney Taylor will read from some of their latest work. The event is free and open to the public. 

All events are subject to change.

9:30 PM
10:30 PM

The Nib At CCAD Reception

Columbus College of Art & Design (Canzani Auditorium)

Meet with and talk to editors and contributors for The Nib, enjoy snacks and a cash bar, and pick up any issues of the award-winning publication you might be missing.

This special CXC event at Columbus College of Art & Design is free and open to the public. Books, issues, and memberships will be available for purchase. 

All events are subject to change.

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

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) 

*****

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.

*****
*****

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!