Wednesday, October 03, 2007

2007 Festival of Cartoon Art adds Pope, Roth and Saylor to line-up

Off-topic, I know, but... I'm going! Anyone else? Besides Jenny Robb of the library asked me to let people know that there's still time to sign up.


2007 Festival of Cartoon Art adds Pope, Roth and Saylor to line-up
October 25-27, 2007

The Cartoon Research Library is pleased to announce the addition of Paul Pope, Arnold Roth and David Saylor to its list of speakers for the 2007 Festival of Cartoon Art: Graphic Storytelling. Spaces are currently still available, but please note that participants must make their hotel reservations by October 14th in order to receive the amazing rate of only $109 per night. Registration forms are available at

Paul Pope’s career spans alternative comics, manga, superhero comics, and graphic design. Pope is the creator of the comic book series, THB, begun in 1995. He worked for Japan’s leading manga publisher, Kodansha, for 5 years, and has published several graphic novels including The One Trick Rip-off and Heavy Liquid.

Arnold Roth is an award-winning free-lance cartoonist and illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous publications including the New Yorker, TIME, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Punch, the New York Times, and many more. Roth will join the Remembering Milton: A Gathering of Friends panel.
David Saylor is Vice President and Creative Director for Scholastic Books. In addition to designing the U.S. editions of the Harry Potter series, he is the creative director for Scholastic’s graphic novel imprint, Graphix. Saylor joins the panel of graphic novel publishers.
In addition, we are sorry to announce that Jules Feiffer, Guy Delisle and Mark Siegel have had to cancel and will not be appearing at the Festival.

About the Festival: The ninth triennial Festival of Cartoon Art organized by the Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Columbus. Attendees will enjoy presentations by top cartoonists, scholars and comics professionals on the art of graphic storytelling. Registration is $150 (only $25 for students and seniors 65 and over!) and includes admission to all Festival of Cartoon Art Forum presentations and special pre-conference events, the exhibit catalogue for Milton Caniff: American Master and School of Caniff, morning refreshments and lunch at the Renaissance Hotel on both Forum days, a special exhibit reception at The Ohio State University, and a souvenir tote bag.

For an updated schedule, please see our website:

For further information or images contact or telephone 614-292-0538.


Contact: Lucy Caswell
023L Wexner
27 W. 17th Avenue Mall
Columbus OH 43210-1393

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