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November 15, 2013

Congratulations To The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library And Museum On Today's Grand Opening Kick-Off


It is comics' nicest place. The amount of work over years and years done by the prime movers of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is awe-inspiring. Let's take a moment this extended weekend to think of Columbus and the very nice thing that's happening there.

I'm on hand. There's an academic conference going on right now and an opening ceremony including access to the galleries tonight. Starting tomorrow there will be one of that institution's not-every-year festivals, maybe the best-kept secret of the last 25 years in the world of comics. That show will feature with appearances and presentations from folks like Jeff Smith, Los Bros, Eddie Campbell, Stephan Pastis, Paul Pope, Kazu Kibuishi and Matt Bors.

Best of all, perhaps, founder Lucy Shelton Caswell is set to receive the EC Segar Award tomorrow morning. That award is being revived in part because the people that value what she's accomplished are scrambling for an appropriate way to recognize her.

How great is all of that?

All respect to Caswell, Jenny Robb, Caitlin McGurk and those that have supported their work in major and minor ways.
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