The Never-Ending, Four-Color Festival: Cons, Shows, Events
By Tom Spurgeon
* It's all about the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum this weekend, with the big opening of their new facility and their every-other-year cartooning festival, North America's secret yet openly awesome comics convention. Articles like this one profile the opening part. An academic conference over the next two days eases us into the cartoonist-presentation heavy weekend. I'll be there. Today I'm talking about Pogo -- actually, I'll just be chaperoning a bunch of scholars doing that talking in front of an audience. Hope I see you there.