Friday July 17
4:00 PM-5:00 PM: Billy Ireland Cartoon
Library & Museum Tour
Caitlin McGurk, curator, will host a tour
behind the scenes at the Billy Ireland Museum.
There’s incredible original
cartoons around every turn.
Please show up a few minutes
SPACE Pre-party at the Laughing Ogre Comic Shoppe
Laughing Ogre, 4258 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214 - Meet and
talk to many of the SPACE exhibitors before the show. Watch while
the annual Jam Panel is created.
Persia Blues Exhibit- Persia
Blues, written by Dara Naraghi and drawn by Brent Bowman, is a
graphic novel trilogy about, Minoo Shirazi. Minoo Shirazi is both a
rebellious young Iranian woman struggling with the strict social
conventions of an oppressive regime and a free-spirited adventurer
in a fantasy world. Original pages from the soon to be released
volume two will be on display.
12:00 Noon: The Ins and Outs of Comic Book Anthologies
What makes up a comic book anthology? What all goes in to compiling
one? How does one get accepted into a comic book anthology? Learn
all the ins and outs of making anthologies from Jason Rodriguez and
1:00 PM: 2014
SPACE Prize Awards
hosted by Bob Corby.
2:00 PM: Joyce
Brabner-Second Avenue Caper:
Goodfellas, Divas, and Dealers Plotted Against the Plague
talk about her latest book, which has recently won a
Lambda Literary Award.
will talk about
collaborating with her late husband, Harvey Pekar, on his
American Splendor series and the Harvey Pekar Park which will be
dedicated July 25
Sequential Artists Workshop
Hart of the Sequential Artists Workshop will briefly discuss his
start-up school and then give a July 4-themed storytelling workshop
for any age. No drawing skills necessary! Everyone will walk away
with a finished book.
4:00 PM: Epic 21 Card Game
Hosted by Michael Watson.
Exhibitor Room closes
8 PM-? SPACE After-party!
2250 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201
Join us for the 4th annual
SPACE after-party at Kafe Kerouac, with music, booze, and
live-comics readings featuring cartoonists Sophie Goldstein, Nate
Powell, Tom Hart, and more! Music by
Columbus's own horrorpunk band
Sunday July 19
Of Independents Tour - 20th Anniversary Panel
1995, as part of a world-wide promotional tour for their monthly
title "Cerebus", Dave Sim and Gerhard organized a series of
independent focused comic conventions and participated in other
small press shows under the banner of "Spirits of Independents."
Columbus was an early and prominent part of the tour, and that same
'spirit' has continued for many years with SPACE. This panel will
reflect on the turbulence of the comic book market of the mid-1990s,
and offer personal and professional reminiscences from members of
the vibrant central Ohio comic book community who were active in the
artistic, publishing, and retail spheres. Moderated by Jason
Trimmer, participant in Spirits '95 stops in Austin, Bethesda, and
Music & Comics
Bruce Worden (Woodstalk,
Goodnight Keith Moon) and Ken
Eppstein (Nix Comics) discuss the historical connection between
music and comics, as well as some of the common (and less common)
techniques used to represent music visually in comics.
1:00 PM: Root,
Hog or Die: John Porcellino bio video
over five years, 'Root Hog or Die' is a full length (108 minutes)
documentary about independent cartoonist John Porcellino. For 25
years, John has self published 'King-Cat Comics & Stories', and has
steadfastly held to his DIY roots. This film, which includes
interviews with over twenty of his fellow cartoonists, friends &
fans, digs into how an independent artist attempts to live and work
in our modern world.
Diversity in Comics
Diversity has always been an issue in media. Recently, the Big Two
have made attempts to address their audience's concerns, resulting
in a female Thor, an Muslim Ms. Marvel, and an African-American
Captain America. However, there have always been strains within the
indy comics community who have addressed these issues. Come see Dara
Naraghi, Victor Dandridge, Jr., Canada Keck, and Bill Campbell
discuss diversity in the comics industry.
Tom Spurgeon (Festival Executive Director) and Caitlin McGurk (From
the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, A CXC Council Member)
offer up a description of Cartoon Crossroads Columbus, a yearly Fall
festival of comics for Columbus beginning with a smaller-version
launch event in October 2015. Spurgeon and McGurk will talk about
how the show came into being, what they feel it can mean for
Columbus, its comics scene and the world of comics more generally in
the years moving forward. Find out why they're so excited!