COMICS LIVE: There is a place where Snoopy frolics with the scandalous Yellow Kid, where Pogo the possum philosophizes alongside Calvin and Hobbes. It's a place where Beetle Bailey loafs with Garfield the cat, and brooding heroes battle dark forces on the pages of fat graphic novels.
GRAND OPENING: The new Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum on the Ohio State University campus will open Saturday. The collection includes more than 300,000 original strips, plus 45,000 books, 29,000 comic books and more, comprising the world's largest collection of cartoon art and artifacts.
DEEP HISTORY: The collection started when influential comic artist and Ohio State alumni Milton Caniff donated original art and papers from his "Terry and the Pirates" and "Steve Canyon" adventure strips. It's now housed in a 30,000-square-foot home named for Ireland, the pioneering former editorial cartoonist for The Columbus Dispatch.