Columbus is heating up this fall with tons of events featuring the best of Columbus created comics.
First off, although it’s not actually in Columbus SPX (Small Press Expo) will host a large contingent of Columbus creators at the September 14 & 15 show in Bethesda MD. Exhibitors scheduled to appear are
Jeff Smith, Brent Bowman, Dara Naraghi, James Moore,
Joel Jackson, Katie Valeska, Ken Eppstien and Bob Corby.
The following week September 21 to be exact is Independents Day which will feature Comics Land filled with Columbus comics creators including Joel Jackson, James Moore and Katie Valeska from 2 Headed Monster; Alex Heberling, cartoonist of the Hues, Chris Monday of Flying Weevil Productions, Ken Eppstein of Nix Comics, Lee Smith of the Ohio Chronicles, Bob Corby of Back Porch Comics / SPACE, Tony Goins, Tom Williams, Canada Keck and Columbus comics collectives Sketch and Kvetch, Panel Comix and Sunday Comix.
On Thursday night September 26, to get a kick start for MIX the first MIXer Drink and Jam will be held at the Mojoe Lounge Downtown (by the Columbus Commons not on the bridge). Sponsored by Sunday Comix!
Friday, September 27, MIX 2013, CCAD’s Celebration of Comics starts. Mix’s Keynote Speaker is Jeff Smith with Special Guest, Carol Tyler and exhibitions of Jeff Smith’s Rasl and Gary Panter’s Magnetic Lady. Held at the Canzani Center on the Campus of CCAD. There will be panels and workshops on Friday & Saturday including Columbus comics creators Lora Innes, Joel Jackson, Dara Naraghi, James Moore, Bob Corby, Ken Eppstein, Terry Eisele, Victor Dandridge, Canada Keck, panelists: Terry Eisele, Alex Heberling, Max Ink, Talcott Starr, and Valerie Starr and Katie Wright. Nix Comics will provide a wide variety of the best of Columbus Comics plus comics by the symposium’s guests and speakers at their pop-up store.
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s Grand Opening Festival of Cartoon Art, will be held at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH November 14th-17th. The Festival, a celebration of cartoons, comics and their creators, is held every three years. This year they also celebrate the opening of their new expanded facility in Sullivant Hall. Guests and speakers include, Ohio State alumni, Jeff Smith and Paul Pope, also Brian Bassett, Matt Bors, Eddie Campbell, Kazu Kibuishi, Stephan Pastis, Dylan Meconis, Patrick McDonnell, Hilary Price and Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez.