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August 4, 2014

The Comics Exhibit Big Three Ends In Columbus

imageSeveral hundred people turned up over two days this weekend to sneak in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum's Bill Watterson and Richard Thompson exhibits before they close; I imagine a few made the 100-yard across the campus to see the Dan Clowes exhibit at the Wexner Center. I'm glad; those were great shows.

We don't pay attention to the major shows when they're going on the way we should, not really. I think it may have something to do with how we interact with comics, how close they are to us and how accessible we make them. But people still talk about Misfit Lit, for example, and that show is 23 freaking years in the rear view window. I imagine there will be mentions of the Spiegelman exhibit in the years ahead, and I've seen a few people reference the Masters Of American Comics. I don't know. It was pretty swell to see all that art, that's for sure.
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