Thursday, October 04, 2007

Festival of Cartoon Art Adds Speakers

The 2007 Festival of Cartoon Art (October 25-27, 2007), held on the OSU campus in Columbus, Ohio has added three speakers to its schedule : Paul Pope, Arnold Roth and David Saylor.

It's kind of a "three in, three out" situation, with the cancellation of previously announced guests Jules Feiffer, Guy Delisle and Mark Siegel.

It should be noted that the first day of this event (Thursday) is titled "Graphic Storytelling: Academic Perspectives," and it's at the Blackwell Inn, on the OSU campus. No transportation is provided. I called the library a couple of months ago and they told me all this. Glad to see they've added the info. to their schedule. The other days' events are held in the Columbus Renaissance Hotel, where most everyone will be staying. It's too bad that there is no money for a shuttle between downtown and the Blackwell for Thursday's events.

The New Jersey National Cartoonists Society blog has more information. Thanks to Mike Arnold and NJ NCS chair Tom Stemmle for posting this.

This is going to be a great event, with a lot of great cartoonists -- on both sides of the dais. If you get a chance to hear Arnie Roth, do it. He's a swell entertainer! And you can still register too!

1 comment:

Bob Andelman said...

You might enjoy this Mr. Media podcast interview with cartoonist Jules Feiffer, who talks about the new collection of his comic strips from the Village Voice, getting his start with Will Eisner on The Spirit, his plays (Little Murders), his movies (Carnal Knowledge, Popeye), the Disney musical adaptation of The Man in the Ceiling, and his forthcoming memoirs.