Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Two New Exhibits Opening at Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum This Weekend

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Columbus' newest and, if you ask me, coolest museum, The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, launches two major exhibits this weekend that will run throughout the summer.  The one that everyone's talking about, of course, is Exploring Calvin & Hobbes, a retrospective of the work of beloved cartoonist Bill Watterson.  In addition to original strips and other artwork by Watterson, the exhibit also includes examples of  work by cartoonists who influenced Watterson.  Among these are Charles Schulz, Gary Trudeau, Berkeley Breathed and Ralph Steadman.
The other exhibition is The Irresistible Force Meets the Immovable Object: A Richard Thompson Retrospective spotlighting the work of the Reuben Award winning cartoonist whose comic strip Cul De Sac ran in national syndication from 2007 to 2012.  
Both shows kick off with a free, public reception on Friday night from 6 until 8 p.m. (I'll be there and I hope you can make it) and continue on until August 3.
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum is located at 1813 North High Street on the campus of THE Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and is open to the public from 1-5 p.m.  every Tuesday through Sunday.

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