Saturday, October 12, 2013

Columbus Comics Keep Moving this November!

More Columbus Comics events coming up in November.
On November 9 The first Nix Comics Arcane Media Fair. 1212 N. Pearl St. (Behind What the Rock!).  Comics, Records, Collectables!

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.
And even though it's not in Columbus, Columbus should be well represented at Genghis Con in Cleveland!

"Connections" Call for Contributors!

Subject: Sunday Comix Anthology to benefit AFSP

As many of you know, the Sunday Comix Cartooning Group, based in Columbus, has twice collected comics from the creators at SPACE and raffled them off to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention(AFSP). The first time was in 2011 in memory of Ray Tomczak’s nephew. This year we did it again in memory of Joe Reiff, a young member of our group.

To continue our fundraising efforts, we are seeking submissions to a forthcoming comic anthology, Connections, which will serve as a more lasting way to honor not only the memories of these two young people, and the countless others who have died by suicide, but also the strength of their friends and families and of everyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.

We are looking for 1 to 10 page self-contained comics on the themes of loss, growth, renewal, and reinvention by both established and newer comic creators and teams. Stories need not be about suicide and suicide prevention. They can be fiction or non-fiction. We will not shy away from stories dealing with darkness, as long as they are life-affirming. We also won’t shy away from humor, as long as it is appropriate for this collection.

We are asking everyone who is interested in contributing a story to send us a short synopsis of the story you plan to do by December 15, 2013.

More information about our anthology can be found at or you can e-mail me at


Canada Keck