The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum is the largest collection of comics and comics art in the world. In this charming video by Julie Sokolow, curator Caitlin McGurk leads lucky cartoonists Ed Piskor, Jasen Lex, and Jim Rugg on a magical history tour as they gasp in awe at Bushmiller, Schulz, and Kubert originals…as who would not. Along the way the joyous news that the facility will be moving from its current 7000 sq. ft. to a massive 40,000 sq. ft. facility this fall. Now that’s progress.
The move is being celebrated with a Grand Opening Festival in November.
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