2018 Columbus Comics Residency Announced

Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) and Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) are pleased to announce Richie Pope as the winner of the annual Columbus Comics Residency. Each year, a committee of local comic critics, curators, and creators seek graphic artists from outside Columbus who demonstrate an experimental approach to creating comics and graphic novels. The three-week residency is designed to provide the winner with an opportunity to develop a work-in-progress and to exhibit their work at CMA.

Richie Pope is an illustrator and cartoonist currently living in Dallas, TX. He has worked with publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Google, Scientific American, TIME, Nautlius, Tor Books/Tor.com and The Washington Post, among others. Pope has also been recognized by Society of Illustrators and Spectrum. Recent publications include Frontier #13: Fatherson, published through Youth in Decline; Super Itis; and That Box We Sit On.

Pope’s residency includes collaborations with Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC), CMA, and CCAD. Pope will serve as a Special Guest of CXC, which will be held September 27 – 30, 2018. CXC is a multi-faceted, yearly festival celebrating comics and cartooning, the city of Columbus, and cartoonists worldwide. An exhibition of his work will be on view September 1, 2018 through March 10, 2019 at CMA. In addition, William Evens, poet and editor-in-chief at the website Black Nerd Problems, will interview Pope at CMA on the last day of CSC, Sunday, September 30 at 10:30 am at CMA. Pope will stay in the visiting artist residence on the CCAD campus from September 22 through October 13, 2018.

About the Columbus Museum of Art: Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Henry D. and Carol B. Clark; Paul-Henri Bourguignon and Erika Bourguignon Fund for Visual Arts; Vada Beetler Memorial; and Robert B. Hurst funds of The Columbus Foundation provide ongoing support. CMA, Schokko Café, and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and until 9:00 PM every Thursday. Museum admission is $14 for adults; $8 for seniors and students 6 and older; and free for members, children 5 and younger; admission Thursday evenings (5:00 – 9:00 pm) is $5. Special exhibition fees may also apply. General admission is free for all on Sunday. CMA charges a flat rate of $5 for parking in the Museum’s East Gay lot. CMA members park for free. For additional information, call 614.221.6801 or visit columbusmuseum.org.

About Columbus College of Art & Design: Columbus College of Art & Design teaches undergraduate and graduate students in the midst of a thriving creative community in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1879, CCAD is one of the oldest private art and design colleges in the United States, offering 12 undergraduate majors and two graduate programs in art and design that produce graduates equipped to shape culture and business at the highest level. For more information, visit ccad.edu.

Image: Richie Pope, Black Panther and the Revenge of the Black Nerds, Illustration for The New York Times. Courtesy of the artist. 

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