Columbus + (Comics+Education) x 2 = :)

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This autumn, there will be TWO Major Comics Educational Events happening in Columbus! 

MIX will be happening at CCAD on September 27 and 28. MIX is Columbus College of Art & Design’s second annual symposium and exhibition dedicated to the diverse art form of comics. It features panels, roundtables, and workshops with scholars and artists from across the country as well as Columbus' thriving comics scene.

Then, just seven weeks later, The Festival of Cartoon Art & Grand Opening of the NEW Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum is happening on November 14-17 at OSU. There's a two-day academic conference (Thurs and Fri), a two-day "Festival Forum" (Sat & Sun), "An Evening with the Hernandez Brothers" on Saturday night and there will be two new gallery exhibits. Actually, the whole shebang is NEW. The library (in its former location) is closed and they will open at their new digs on September 9, 2013 in their new home in Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street. I'm looking forward to their Grand Opening on Novemeber 15th. :)

There will be many hometown comic creators participating in each event and comic book rock star Jeff Smith will be a featured guest at both. I’ll be one of the panelists at MIX@CCAD and one of the many attendees at FCA@OSU