New digs for Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

C-Bus’ own Alexandra Kelley Fox writes briefly about the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at OSU, and their plan to move their facility this summerfrom the basement of the Wexner Center to a new 30,000-square-foot space at Sullivant Hall.

With more than 300,000 original cartoons, 50,000 books, and 2.5 million comic strip clippings, it’s the world’s largest academic research facility dedicated to printed cartoon art. In addition to editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons, it has one of the world’s largest collections of Japanese manga.

Here’s an artist’s rendering of what the new exhibit space will look like:

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For the latest news on the museum and their exhibits, visit the official site here.