In-person events return to Cartoon Crossroads Columbus this year
The annual comics festival, which takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 3, will also include an online portion
After pivoting to a fully online model amid the coronavirus in 2020, Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC) announced that this year's fest would include a mix of in-person and online programming.
Now in its seventh year, the fest, set to take place Sept. 30-Oct. 3, will feature creators such as: Chris Samnee (Daredevil, Fire Power and Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters), Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl), Lewis Trondheim (co-founder of the independent publisher L’Association) and Shary Flenniken (Trots and Bonnie), among others to be named.
In the coming months, organizers will announce which events will be in person and which will take place virtually, along with information on how to view online events.
“It’s a challenge to plan in our ever changing health and safety environment. We appreciate the flexibility of our guests, presenting partners, donors and audience as we balance our desire for in-person events with proper protocols,” CXC interim executive director Jerzy Drozd said in a press release.
The festival, which will return to a fully in-person model in 2022, also announced the creation of the Tom Spurgeon Award, named after the CXC founding director, who died in 2019. The award will be presented not to a comics creator, but to someone "whose support of cartoonists and cartoon art enhanced the field in a lasting and measurable way," the fest said.
Visit the official CXC website for more information.