Drawn to the Crossroads

2019 CXC Special Guests

Connect with an exclusive collection of world-class cartoon artists that break boundaries, defy expectations, and push the art further than ever before. 2019 Special Guest will be announced in early June. 


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.

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 www.cartoons.osu.edu

Hale Hall odi.osu.edu/laser/events/sol-con

The Wexner Center for the Arts www.wexarts.org

Saturday & Sunday

Downtown Columbus

Columbus Metropolitan Library www.columbuslibrary.org

The Columbus Museum Of Art www.columbusmuseum.org

Columbus College of Art & Design www.ccad.edu/academics/comics-narrative-practice


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