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Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum

1858 Neil Ave, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210-1286
+1 614-292-6154
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fascinating museum!

we really lucked out since in addition to the usual collection, the museum had two special... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
elsiekate10
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Cute, Free Museum

I've never looked at original drawings of cartoons in a museum before. I also love the fact that... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
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1858 Neil Ave, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210-1286
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"archives"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we really lucked out since in addition to the usual collection, the museum had two special exhibits--one on the history of Mad Magazine, and the other about Koyama and friends. the permanent collection has lots of treasures, too--though i need to go back to explore...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

I've never looked at original drawings of cartoons in a museum before. I also love the fact that two of the exhibit rooms change from time to time so every couple months, there is something new to see. If you like cartoons and artistry, this...More

Thank Kayla G
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

I've been to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum on the Ohio State University campus several times. It is a under appreciated gem! They put on about 3 topic-specific displays a year. Some are of political material, some artist specific and some illustrate the...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

I love comics and artistry shown in the original drawings. Billy Ireland finds the right balance of intellect without being stuffy. I have never been disappointed.

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Reviewed April 6, 2017

We visited here in search of cartoons by my grandfather who was a noted and successful sports cartoonist for over 40 years. When we did not find any of his on display we spoke with one of the archivists who investigated and found his cartoons...More

4  Thank Susan O
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Reviewed January 1, 2017

I have visited multiple times. I like to bring visitors here because it is a national treasure for cartoons. Come here to see the history of comics, funny papers, editorial commentary. Multiple galleries and a library; comfortable and spacious. Located on the Oval,near the Ohio...More

3  Thank aventureuxOhio
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Reviewed November 25, 2016

Great place to visit when you are on The Ohio State University campus. We're both grads and remember the days when there were cartoon collections that weren't open to the public. Now this museum offers unsurpassed views of both the work of recent cartoonists and...More

2  Thank RonL40
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Reviewed October 22, 2016

The museum is in Sullivant Hall of The Ohio State University. I went on a Saturday during the Parents and Family weekend (my son attends OSU). I’ve been here a couple of times. It’s a real enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours. It’s...More

2  Thank UsuallyNotGrumpy
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

Two rooms and a hallway comprise this museum of mirth and politics. You know, cartoons are either political or funny. The museum has permanent exhibits and ones that change throughout the year. Depending on your level of interest, you can spend as much time as...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2016

We stopped here while driving through Columbus. We expected to see a few things, but the collection was really impressive. They also have a couple of galleries that are changed out a few times a year. We will definitely be back.

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