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September 19, 2018

Festivals Extra: Olivia Jaimes Confirmed For CXC 2018 (PR)

New Nancy comics sensation to attend first comics show since taking over Ernie Bushmiller's legacy newspaper comic strip... Jaimes headlines supplementary round of CXC guests including Keiler Roberts, Mark Siegel Dustin Harbin and Georgia Webber... The Columbus, Ohio-based show readies its fourth show for September 27-30.

image(Columbus, Ohio; September 17, 2018) -- Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) has announced Olivia Jaimes, the popular newspaper comic strip cartoonist responsible for Nancy, as a special guest for its comics festival in late September.

CXC 2018 will be the first major festival appearance for Jaimes, who took over the legacy feature in May 2018. The sharp contrast between Jaimes' efforts and then-recent Nancy strips brought a surge of attention to the cartoonist and the feature. Jaimes' Nancy mixes modern references with classic Bushmiller tropes involving formal play and multi-layered gag work.

Jaimes' appearance at CXC 2018 is sponsored by GoComics.

Jaimes will participate in one public panel on Sunday at 3:30 PM, and a pair of non-public events designed to mark the historical moment of the cartoonist's initial success. Cell phones and recording devices will be collected at the door of Jaimes' Sunday event and returned to their owners afterwards.

Those wishing for more details and developments are encouraged to watch and to follow the show's Twitter and Facebook accounts.

"We're incredibly excited to have a cartoonist of Jaimes' caliber at the show," said CXC Executive Director Tom Spurgeon. "The new Nancy is a deserved sensation and we look forward to celebrating this moment in Jaimes' career and in comics history."

Also attending the show in featured guest roles will be the cartoonists Keiler Roberts, Dustin Harbin, Mark Siegel and Georgia Webber.

Keiler Roberts will appear on Friday (the Koyama Press panel) and Saturday (both at her own table and in a spotlight panel) in support of her new book Chlorine Gardens and to help celebrate the presence of Annie Koyama and Koyama Press.

Dustin Harbin is another Koyama Press veteran, and will moderate the Koyama spotlight panel at 1:30 PM on Friday, September 28 at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. 

He will appear at his own table at the Expo and Book Fair, Saturday-only.

First Second Editorial Director Mark Siegel will be in Columbus in support of his creative work, primarily his collaborative contributions to the Five Worlds series. He will twice appear at the Expo and Book Fair on Saturday: first in conversation with cartoonist and exhibiting guest Zack Soto, and then in a featured signing.

Georgia Webber is sponsored by Fantagraphics and will appear in support of her new release, Dumb: Living Without A Voice, with a related presentation on Saturday at the Expo/Book Fair.

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit devoted to showcasing the best in comics and cartooning, promoting the city of Columbus as an international arts destination and assisting with the career development of young creators.

CXC's 2018 Festival is September 27-30.



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