2023 Cartoon Crossroads Columbus
The free, multi-day Cartoon Crossroads Columbus festival stretches throughout the city of Columbus and includes CCAD faculty, students, and alumni. For 2023, CCAD is hosting Keynote: Keito Gaku and Justin Hall, featuring the renowned mangaka Gaku in conversation with queer comics icon Hall 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. RSVP here.
Other public, CCAD-connected events at this year's CXC include:
- 7:30–9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, Gateway Film Center: Ohio Animation Showcase, curated by Adjunct Faculty Vincent Alexander and featuring short works by Alexander, Adjunct Faculty Francis Amisola, Adjunct Faculty Sidney Gale (Animation, 2020), Cole Thiele (Animation, 2023), Adjunct Faculty Allie Vanaman (Animation, 2017), and Kelli S. Williams (Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, 2017).
- 10–11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum's Eisner Room: Talk & Teach: Experimentation & Activism in India’s Comics World, from Assistant Professor Dr. Jeremy Stoll
- 11 a,m.–noon, Friday, Sept. 29, The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum's Eisner Room: Talk & Teach: What We Talk About When We Talk About Bad Lettering, from Associate Professor Emi Gennis
- 6–8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Lobby: 2023 CXC Opening Reception
- 11 a.m.–noon, Saturday, Sept. 30, Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch Auditorium: CCAD Spotlight on Shelly Bond, featuring Comics & Narrative Practice Chair Laurenn McCubbin in conversation with comics editor Shelly Bond
- 3–3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch, Second Floor: Awards Break
- 3:30–4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch, Room 1A: City as a Character in Memoir/Autobio, a roundtable of comics artists including Adjunct Faculty M.S. Harkness
- 4:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 Columbus Metropolitan Library Main Branch, Room 1A: State of the (Digital) Art: Exploring the Digital Possibilities, including alum and 2022 CXC Emerging Talent Award-winner Victoria Douglas (Illustration, 2020)
- Saturday, Sept. 30–Sunday, Oct. 1, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Main Branch, Second Floor: CXC Expo will include tables from CCAD's Spitball, CCAD's Comics Collective, and CCAD alumni.
Learn more about the 2023 Cartoon Crossroads Columbus at cartooncrossroadscolumbus.org.