|Entrance to the museum at OSU's Sullivant Hall|
|The well attired and comfortably roomy exhibition space|
Mrs. 614orty-Niner and I had our first chance to visit the museum recently. While we were here specifically to catch the Calvin and Hobbes exhibition before the end of its run, we came away quite impressed by the museum as a whole.
As I learned more about Bill Watterson, the artist/cartoonist behind perhaps the most famous child and tiger duo ever, the more I came to respect his drive to break the newspaper comic norms of the time and to strive for something much more than just quick throwaway bit of humor wrapped in a doodle. I also admired him for essentially going out on top (though I personally had not detected any quality declines in his comic strip) and, more importantly, on his own terms. I was equally as enthusiastic to see the displays that provided some insight into Mr. Watterson's thinking and other talents as the Calvin and Hobbes comic strips themselves.
|Insight into Mr. Watterson's thinking mixed with examples of his talent for painting.|
|A six-year-old and his tiger - an unstoppable combination|
|Thompson's talents were made more than evident through the museum displays|
|There are more items than one might think in the museum's "catch-all" area|
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
The Ohio State University
110 Sullivant Hall (Google Maps)
1813 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
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