2019 Columbus Comic Residency

Columbus Museum of Art and Columbus College of Art & Design Announce  Winner of Columbus Comics Residency

Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) and Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) are pleased to announce Ivy Atoms as the winner of the annual Columbus Comics Residency. Her 2018 book Pinky & Pepper Forever, a dark comedy about two young artists whose relationship continues into the afterlife, earned her a nomination for Outstanding Artist at the 2018 Ignatz Awards and was named one of the best LGBTQ graphic novels of 2018 by The Advocate.

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 four-week residency is designed to provide the winner with an opportunity to develop a work-in-progress and to exhibit their work at CMA.

Ivy Atoms’ residency includes collaborations with Cartoon Crossroads Columbus (CXC), CMA, and CCAD. Ivy Atoms will serve as a Special Guest of CXC, which will be held September 26 – 29, 2019. CXC is a multi-faceted, yearly festival celebrating comics and cartooning, the city of Columbus, and cartoonists worldwide. An exhibition of her work will be on view September 21, 2019 –April 5, 2020 at CMA. In addition, Ivy Atoms will be interviewed at CMA on the last day of CXC, Sunday, September 29, at 11 a.m. Ivy Atoms will stay in the visiting artist residence on the CCAD campus for a month, beginning in early September 2019.

 About the Columbus Museum of Art: Columbus Museum of Art, located at 480 East Broad Street, creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Richard G. and Mary Jo Seyler; Richard H. and Ann Shafer Fund II; Fund for Columbus; and Paul-Henri Bourguignon and Erika Bourguignon Fund for Visual Arts funds of The Columbus Foundation provide ongoing support. CMA, Schokko Café and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. General admission is $18 for adults; $9 for seniors (60+), students (18+) and children 4 and older; free for members and children 3 and younger; $5 on Thursday evenings (5–9 p.m.). A separate admission fee for special exhibitions may apply. General admission is free for all on Sundays. 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 find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @columbusmuseum.

Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art, located at 632 North Park Street, is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. General admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors; free for students and children. Parking is available at meters, lots and garages throughout the Short North. For additional information, call 614.221.6801, or find us on Facebook and Instagram @pizzuticollection.

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: Ivy Atoms, “Pinky & Pepper Forever,” Cover, 2018. Published by Silver Sprocket. 

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CMA Media Contact:
Melissa Ferguson, 614.629.0306, melissa.ferguson@cmaohio.org

CCAD Media Contact:
Jeannie Nuss, 614.222.6162, jnuss@ccad.edu