Annie Koyama has started assembling a collection of original art in 2013 with the intent of donating it to the museum. Since most of these artists make a living by selling both comics and their original pages, assembling a collection that can be consulted at the BICLM creates a fantastic resource for researchers and the public. I like the work Koyama Press has released over the years. They publish such a wide range of talented cartoonist such as Michael Deforge, Jesse Jacobs, Tin Can Forest, Julie Delporte and Jane Mai, it’s always interesting to see what they’ll publish next. I have no doubt that Annie Koyama has similarly assembled a wonderful collection of art. You can see one of the original by Tim Hensley below
I selfishly wish this donation would have been made to a Canadian museum so it would be easier for me to access, but I can’t think of a better location than the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum for these artworks to be preserved. We should all be planning a trip to Columbus to get visit this exhibit in 2018.
You can find more details at the BICLM website.