Fantagraphics goes to CXC 2018!

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Midwest comics enthusiasts take note! Although barely recovered from last weekend’s Small Press Expo, we’re incredibly excited for the lineup of Special Guests, debut books, and programming at this year’s Cartoon Crossroads Columbus! Whether you’ll be there all four days, or just hitting the show floor on Saturday/Sunday, there is plenty Fanta-friendly content (plus a lot of other great stuff, of course) to get excited for. Come find us at Tables #68-69 all weekend. Ready for more details? Read on!


Special/Featured Guests:











Jim Woodring (and his giant pen):

Very excited to have one of our longest-published, and most iconic cartoonists as this year’s CXC Keynote Speaker. His new book, Poochytown, is the latest installment in the ongoing Frank saga. Jim will also demonstrate his one-of-a-kind oversized fountain pen and, if you’re lucky, let you try your hand at it!

















Noah Van Sciver:

Prolific, Ignatz Award-winning, sometimes-mustachioed cartoonist Noah Van Sciver will debut the final book of his Fante Bukowski trilogy, A Perfect Failure, at this year’s show! Plus, we’ll have his new sketchbook collection entitled Constant Companion. Check out the programming list below for a full list of his CXC activities.
















Georgia Webber:

Toronto-based graphic memoirist Georgia Webber will be signing her first Fantagraphics release, Dumb: Living without a Voice. She’ll be presenting her work Saturday at 11 am at the Expo/Book Fair and signing at the Fantagraphics table from 3-5pm on Saturday and 2-4pm on Sunday.


Other attending Fantagraphics cartoonists include Carol Tyler (signing with us at Table #69 from 1-3pm on Saturday), Sophie Goldstein (Table #31), and Katie Skelly (Table #26).

Find the full Exhibitor List here.



Talk And Teach: Noah Van Sciver On Coloring:

Thursday, September 27th 10:00 AM–10:50 AM // Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (Will Eisner Seminar Room)

CXC’s first peer-to-peer presentation in the Eisner classroom is Noah Van Sciver, who will present different techniques on coloring. Van Sciver is one of the best and most prolific North American cartoonists under 40.


CXC 2018 Keynote Speech: Jim Woodring

Friday, September 28th 4:00 PM–5:00 PM // Wexner Center for the Arts (Film/Video Theater)

CXC 2018 Special Guest Jim Woodring is a giant of 20th and 21st Century comics art. He is best known for his beautiful, psychologically-insightful comics starring his everyman character Frank. Woodring joins CXC Executive Director Tom Spurgeon in a discussion of his latest, Poochytown, and his remarkable and inspiring story of becoming one of the world’s great cartoonists. Signing to follow.


CXC Up-Front Table Signings: Jason Lutes and Jim Woodring

Saturday, September 29th 12:00 PM–12:50 PM // Columbus Metropolitan Library, Downtown Branch (Homework Help Room)
Personal signing sessions by your favorite comic artists


A Life’s Work with Lynn Johnston, Jason Lutes, Jim Woodring

Saturday, September 29th 2:00 PM–2:50 PM
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Downtown Branch (Room 1-A)

Three great cartoonists with three career-spanning works either completely or mostly finished: they discuss an almost-forgotten model in this graphic novel era of one cartoonist/one title/one work and how the rest of their career has been shaped by the demands of these major comics.


Spotlight On Noah Van Sciver And One Dirty Tree

Saturday, September 29th 3:30 PM–4:20 PM
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Downtown Branch (Room 3-B)

Columbus bids farewell to one of the strongest cartoonists of his emerging generation after CXC weekend. Today, however, he’s a special guest here to talk about his hilarious and trenchant biography of growing up poor and Mormon, One Dirty Tree.


A Time, A Place, A Scene: Seattle Cartooning In the 1990s with Jason Lutes, Jim Woodring, Roberta Gregory

Sunday, September 30th 2:30 PM–3:20 PM
Columbus Metropolitan Library, Downtown Branch (Room 3-B)

One of the great places and times for comics, the Seattle Scene of the 1990s helps transform comics into a place of cultural legitimacy and literary value. Three great creators from that scene talk about the work that was done — their own and others — and the value of a living amongst other cartoonists.


CXC Up-Front Table Signings: Jason Lutes and Jim Woodring

Sunday, September 30th 3:30 PM–4:20 PM // Columbus Metropolitan Library, Downtown Branch (Homework Help Room)
Personal signing sessions by your favorite comic artists


You can check out the full programming schedule right here. That’s all for now, we’ll see you there!