Fantagraphics at Cartoon Crossroads Columbus

cxc posterThis October 1-3, Columbus OH will be the epicenter of discussion, workshops, marketplace, and camaraderie in the world of cartooning and comics. Advertising itself as it’s preview year, Cartoon Crossroads Columbus has a lineup of guests and events that is nothing to scoff at. With artists like Bill Griffith, Dylan Horrocks, and Jaime Hernandez joining the roster of veterans and newcomers alike, CxC is gearing up to be a destination city for all things cartooning. Click the jump to get the rundown of Fantagraphics artist events and signing schedule. 


Friday Oct 2nd

The Business Of Comics: A Roundtable Discussion

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library And Museum Will Eisner Seminar Room, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
-Festival Director Tom Spurgeon welcomes industry leaders Chip Mosher (comiXology), Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics) and a small group of professional cartoonist to a no holds barred, unmiked exchange about the realities of the comics business in 2015.


Talk And Teach Classroom Presentations

Experts and working professionals give advice on practical matters of use to comics-makers and fans

Talk And Teach Three: Dylan Horrocks
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library And Museum Will Eisner Seminar Room, 12:50 PM – 01:20 PM
-The international renowned and beloved comics author will speak to the issue of creative blockage, facilitated by Billy Ireland’s Caitlin McGurk.


Special Presentations

A pair of one-on-one discussions with two of our special guests

Spotlight Presentation Two: Bill Griffith
The Wexner Center For The Arts, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
-The veteran cartoonist behind Zippy and his new memoir Invisible Ink: My Mother’s Love Affair With A Famous Cartoonist present on comics old and new.


Saturday, October 3

CXC Comics Exposition

Buy new comics, meet exhibiting professionals, and enjoy a generally festive atmosphere celebrating all things comics and Columbus.

The Cultural Arts Center, Main Room, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Signing Schedule at the Fantagraphics Table

Dylan Horrocks: 11-Noon & 4-5 pm
Jaime Hernandez: Noon-1 & 3-4 pm
Bill Griffith: 1-2 & 5-6 pm
Jeremy Baum: 2-3 pm

Dylan Horrocks

Dylan Horrocks

Bill Griffith

Bill Griffith

Jaime Hernandez

Jaime Hernandez











CXC Conversation Series

See our special guests talk about their careers in these spotlight presentations

Conversation Two: Dylan Horrocks
The Cultural Arts Center, Second Floor Space 1 PM – 2 PM
-New Zealand cartoonist Dylan Horrocks talks about his legendary work Hicksville and his latest, Sam Zabel and His Magic Pen.

Conversation Three: Jaime Hernandez
The Cultural Arts Center, Second Floor Space 2 PM – 3 PM
-One of the great cartoonists of his generation and most talented comics illustrators of all time, Love and Rockets legend Jaime Hernandez talks about the last few years of his long and remarkable career.


CXC Presents: Virtual Memories, A Literary Comics Podcast

Our special media guest and one of comics’ great conversationalists, Gil Roth welcomes four of our special guests into a series of one-hour interviews to be posted to his site and ours

Interview With Dylan Horrocks
The Cultural Arts Center, Third Floor Classroom 3 PM – 4 PM

Interview With Bill Griffith
The Cultural Arts Center, Third Floor Classroom 4 PM – 5 PM


Closing Event

CXC will conclude on Saturday evening at Columbus College of Art & Design with an event organized by CCAD in collaboration with CXC: Smith talks to Mouly and Spiegelman on 35 years of their groundbreaking RAW Books and their amazing careers since.



Canzani Center, Columbus College Of Art And Design, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM