Cartoon Library & Museum

Admission to the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is free.

  • Open: Museum hours are Tuesday – Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 pm (Closed Mondays, holidays, and between exhibitions). Library hours are Mon-Fri only.
  • Location: (Map It) 110 Sullivant Hall at Ohio State University at 1813 N High St. in Columbus, Ohio
  • Phone: 614-292-0538 / Email: cartoons@osu.edu
  • Web: click here

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus at The Ohio State University houses the world’s largest collection of comic strip tear sheets and clippings. It also is home to unique, original art and manuscript materials.

The collection features editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons. It holds 300,000 original cartoons, 45,000 books, 67,000 serials (including comic books), 3,000 linear feet of manuscript materials, and 2.5 million comic strip clippings and newspaper pages. Periodically, there are exhibitions with guest speakers.

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