For Immediate Release:

January 22, 2014


Media Contact:

Nancy Colvin, 614.629.0303



Columbus Museum of Art AND THURBER HOUSE

Announce winner of graphic novelist residency


(Columbus, OH) - The Columbus Museum of Art and Thurber House are pleased to announce Lilli Carré as the winner of the third annual Graphic Novelist Residency. The three-week residency is designed to provide a graphic artist/writer with an opportunity to develop a work-in-progress and exhibit their work at CMA.  Carré will receive a stipend and housing in the two-bedroom apartment located in the historic home of author and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber.


Lilli Carré was born in 1983 and currently lives and works in Chicago. She works in a variety of media including animation, illustration, and comics. Her animated films have been screened in festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, and she co-founded the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation. Her most recent work in comics is Heads or Tails, a short story collection published by Fantagraphics. Appearing in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Best American Comics, and Best American Nonrequired Reading, Carré’s beautifully-designed and appealing work has gained critical and popular acclaim.


Related Programming:


At Thurber House:

Young Writers' Studio

Tuesday, March 18, 6:00-8:00 pm

Led by Lilli Carré. Visit for more information



2014 Graphic Novelist Residency Exhibition

On view March 14 – June 8

This exhibition showcases the variety of Lilli Carré's creative practice and includes art works in several media.


Art Lab visiting artist

Wednesday, March 19

Lilli Carré will meet with the high school interns enrolled in CMA's Art Lab program.


Artist’s Talk and Interview

Sunday, March 30, 2:00 pm

Lilli Carré speaks about her creative process with interviewer, comics writer, and blogger Jared Gardner, a professor of English and Film Studies at OSU. Free with museum admission.


About the Columbus Museum of Art: The Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. The Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Charlotte R. Haller, Lewis K. Osborne, and Robert B. Hurst funds of The Columbus Foundation provide ongoing support. CMA and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and until 8:30 pm every Thursday. The Palette Express is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  For additional information, call 614.221.4848 or visit


About Thurber House: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Thurber House opened its doors in 1984 as a non-profit literary center and museum located in the former home of author, and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber.  Our mission is to celebrate the written word for the education and entertainment of the broadest possible audience, and to continue the legacy of James Thurber.  Thurber House is proud to be in a city and a state that provides generous support to the arts. For additional information, please visit



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