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.

Drawn to the Crossroads

2017 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, including:

Derf Backderf
Artist & Writer
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Ann Marie Fleming
Filmmaker
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Emil Ferris
Artist & Writer
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Kelly Sue Deconnick
Writer
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Matt Fraction
Writer
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Kat Fajardo
Artist
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Kyle Baker
Artist
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Peter Bagge
Writer & Artist
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Tillie Walden
Artist & Writer
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Laura Park
Illustrator
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Howard Cruse
Artist & Illustrator
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See the full special guest list for 2017
2017 Expo Exhibitors

Photo by Ray Lavoie

2017 Expo Exhibitors

Whether you want to discover something new or celebrate art that speaks to you, our illustrious exhibitors give you a world of cartoon art to explore. Connect with top-shelf creative talent, world-class creators, groundbreaking publishers, premier comic shops, and more at the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus expo.
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Get into the picture

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.
Volunteer Today!

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

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

Staying in Columbus

Our Featured Partner Hotels

These hotels partner with us to give creators, guests, exhibitors, and fans a place to call home at a discount during our 4-day cartoon festival. If you’re staying here for CXC, please let them know when you’re booking a room.

CXC is grateful to Experience Columbus in helping arrange for rooms and suites.

Courtyard by Marriott
35 West Spring Street
Columbus OH 43215
614-228-3200
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Crowne Plaza Hotel
33 East Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215
614-461-4100
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Doubletree Suites
50 S Front St
Columbus, OH, 43215-4145
614-228-4600
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Drury Inn and Suites
88 East Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215
614-221-7008
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Hilton Columbus Downtown
401 North High Street
Columbus OH 43215
614-384-8600
Holiday Inn
175 East Town St
Columbus, OH 43215
614-221-3281
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Hotel Joseph
620 North High Street
Columbus, OH, 43215
614-227-0100
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Sheraton
75 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614-365-4500
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Westin
310 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
614-228-3800
Book a Room

To locate these hotels, other hotels and privately reserved staying options in relation to the festival:

Use the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum (1813 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210) as your point of reference for Thursday and Friday.
Use the downtown branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (96 S Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215) for Saturday and Sunday.

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