Cartoon Crossroads Columbus

CXC is a free, citywide arts festival hosted every year by people and places with a passion for cartoon arts. CXC connects the global family of cartoon storytellers, comic makers, and animators with the people who love and are inspired by their art.

Together, they celebrate the stories that can only be told in visual media that are as diverse as the people who imagined them.

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Photo by Ray Lavoie

Get into the picture

Help us show our guests how much Columbus loves cartoon creators by stepping behind the scenes with us. To volunteer, email Tracie Santos by clicking the button below.
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Columbus: A Perfect Canvas

CXC Festival Venues

From campus to the heart of the city, explore the places that share our passion for cartoon art throughout the 4-day festival.

Thursday & Friday

Ohio State University

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

Hale Hall

The Wexner Center for the Arts

Saturday & Sunday

Downtown Columbus

Columbus Metropolitan Library

The Columbus Museum Of Art

Columbus College of Art & Design

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