OH -- Columbus -- OSU -- Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum -- Exhibit: Selections from Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes:
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BIWATT_170803_06.JPG: Calvin and Hobbes
BIWATT_170803_08.JPG: Calvin and Hobbes, c 1984
BIWATT_170803_12.JPG: Getting Syndicated
In the original version of Calvin and Hobbes that Watterson submitted to the syndicates, Calvin's hair completely covered his eyes. Watterson credits his editor at Universal for suggesting that he might want his central character's eyes to show. He redrew the strips and gave Calvin his signature spiky hairstyle befre it officially launched.
BIWATT_170803_15.JPG: Calvin and Hobbes
April 12, 1989
The rhythm of the seasons is an important element in Calvin and Hobbes. Watterson lived in the Southwest for most of the time he drew the strip, but it takes place in the climate of Northern Ohio where he grew up. The four distinct seasons provided Watterson with many recurring devices and themes that set the stage for each day's action.
BIWATT_170803_25.JPG: Calvin and Hobbes
October 21, 1992
BIWATT_170803_34.JPG: January 24, 1989
BIWATT_170803_46.JPG: Calvin and Hobbes
October 31, 1993
BIWATT_170803_52.JPG: Calvin and Hobbes
BIWATT_170803_64.JPG: Sundays: 1985-1991
BIWATT_170803_65.JPG: October 24, 1993
BIWATT_170803_68.JPG: Sundays: 1992-1995
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Wikipedia Description: Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
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The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is a research library of American cartoons and comic art affiliated with the Ohio State University library system in Columbus, Ohio. Formerly known as the Cartoon Research Library and the Cartoon Library & Museum, it holds the world's largest and most comprehensive academic research facility documenting and displaying original and printed comic strips, editorial cartoons and cartoon art. The Museum is named after the Ohio cartoonist Billy Ireland.
Covering comic books, daily strips, Sunday strips, editorial cartoons, graphic novels, magazine cartoons and sports cartoons, the collection includes 450,000 original cartoons, 36,000 books, 51,000 serial titles and 3,000 feet (910 m) of manuscript materials, plus 2.5 million comic strip clippings and tear sheets.
The Cartoon Library began in 1977 when the Milton Caniff Collection was donated to Ohio State and delivered to the School of Journalism, which was headed by Lucy Shelton Caswell, who became the Milton Caniff Reading Room first curator. Interviewed by Matt Tauber, Caswell detailed the Museum's origins and how she became involved:
“ Caniff loved his university very much and truly believed that without the education he got here he would not have achieved the things that he did. So his sense of gratitude to the university was palpable... Somebody had to be responsible to make sure it was all there, and all the boxes had my name on it. When funding was made available to work on Caniff, I was offered a six-month appointment. I’ve been here ever since. The original collection was housed in the Journalism building. When I started working with it, we were in two classrooms that had been converted, a door cut between them, so that one was a reading room and one was a storage area... At the time that I started, there weren’t really the kinds of resources to teach and learn about com ...More...
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2017 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(April) a 48-hour jaunt for a Civil War Trust conference in Pensacola, FL,
(June) an 11-day trip built around the Civil War Trust annual conference in Chattanooga, TN including sites in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee,
(July) the annual San Diego Comic Con trip with a sidetrip to sites in Arizona,
(August) a family reunion in The Dells, Wisconsin including sites in Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin,
(October) the Civil War Trust Grand Review in Fredericksburg, VA, and
(December) a two-day jaunt to New York City.
For some reason, several of my photos have been published in physical books this year which is pretty cool. Ones that I know about:
"Tarzan, Jungle King of Popular Culture" (David Lemmo),
"The Great Crusade: A Guide to World War I American Expeditionary Forces Battlefields and Sites" (Stephen T. Powers and Kevin Dennehy),
"The American Spirit" (David McCullough),
"Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History" (David T. Gilbert),
"The Year I Was Peter the Great: 1956 — Khrushchev, Stalin's Ghost, and a Young American in Russia" (Marvin Kalb), and
"The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons" (Ron Collins and David Skover).
Number of photos taken this year: just below 560,000.