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Lynn Johnston at the CXC(Cartoon Crossroads Columbus) in Ohio, from September 28 – 30th

Here's what the News Note says:

Visit Lynn this September at the CXC(Cartoon Crossroads Columbus) in Ohio, from September 28 – 30th

CXC is a new city-wide festival celebrating all forms of comics, cartoons, and their creators.  Cartoonist Jeff Smith (Bone) is the Festival President and Artistic Director, and Tom Spurgeon, who runs The Comics Reporter, is CXC’s Executive Director. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is one of the participating organizations, along with the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Columbus Art Museum, the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the Columbus College of Art and Design, and more.

For more information visit

For some reason, Lynn's website News is trying not to tell us who is sponsoring Lynn for this trip with all these details about CXC.  Her sponsors are exactly who you might have guessed:

For all of you in the Ohio area!!

! Johnston will be presenting on Friday, September 28th at the Wexner Center for the Arts, in conversation with cartoonist and CXC special guest Jessica Campbell. Reserve your FREE tickets in advance at the link below.

The bio tell us why she is there:

Cartoonist Lynn Johnston discusses her nearly 30-year run with For Better or For Worse (1979–2008), one of the most beloved and acclaimed comic strips in North America. Johnston made history in 1993 by creating one of the first openly gay characters in a strip, and her unique approach to aging her characters in “real time” made the comic deeply relatable to its readers. A book signing follows in the Wexner Center Store.

Jessica Campbell tells us what "in conversation" means and also gives us an idea why she was selected.

I am excited and nervous to be interviewing comics legend/fellow Canadian Lynn Johnston at Cartoon Crossroads Columbus on Friday, September 28th. Tickets are free; please come!

Jessica Campbell
Sponsored by The Comics Reporter

Jessica Campbell is a Canadian artist and humourist based in Chicago, working in comics, fibres, painting, drawing, and performance. Her book Hot or Not: 20th Century Male Artists was published by Koyama Press in 2016. She teaches comics and comics history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and DePaul University, and will have a Chicago Works solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2019. Her new graphic novel, XTC69, was released in May 2018.


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