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Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 2016

This coming weekend Columbus plays host to the second annual Cartoon Crossroads festival. Last year, the 3-day event was capped by a conversation with legend, Art Spiegelman, author of Maus. They also billed 2015's festival as a "soft launch." This year, they're back with 5 days of scheduled panels, exhibits, fairs, and conversations, including one featuring my favorite graphic novelist, Charles Burns.

Black Hole by Charles BurnsOn the CXC site, they bill Burns' seminal work, Black Hole, as "one of the great works in any medium about teenage alienation." They're spot on. The book is phenomenal, dark, and unnerving. For years there have been reports that David Fincher would be adapting the book to film, including as recently as the fall of 2013 when Brad Pitt's production company was purported by the Hollywood Reporter to be teaming up with the director on the production. Burns' X'ed Out Trilogy is creepy and unsettling and equally worth checking out. (Grace Krilanovich reviewed the second book in the trilogy, The Hive, at the Comics Reporter when it was initially released.)

Cartoon Crossroads 2016 kicks off Wednesday night with a screening of the new Netflix film, The Little Prince, with a talk by the film's writer/director, Mark Osborne, at the Wexner Center for the Arts.

Posted by Eric Obenauf on 10 October, 2016 Cartoon Crossroads, Charles Burns | 0 comments
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