Exhibit preview: “Cartoon Carnival” bridges Columbus’ cartoon past with its present

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From the May 29, 2014 edition

Opening this weekend is a collaborative exhibit between The James Thurber House and local collective Sunday Comix. “Cartoon Carnival” is looking to bridge Columbus’ cartoon past with its present.

“This is a chance to target a collaboration … in a way that celebrates Columbus by showcasing what’s going on now and looking back at the history of cartooning,” said Jessie Glover Boettcher, Wild Goose Creative artistic director and gallery curator.

The Thurber House will display artifacts — objects charting the life and career of the legendary humorist, cartoonist and Columbus native, along with some on the history of the house itself. Most are images or visual pieces, but some text will accompany these pieces. Sunday Comix will create original works inspired by Thurber’s work, particularly his editorial cartoons.

A Gallery Night opening reception for the exhibit will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 19.