Would Spiderman ever relocate to Columbus? Probably not but if Goran Utvic can speculate about Spidey moving to Chicago from New York... Goran wrote: "If Spiderman decided that he no longer wanted to websling from the Empire State Building..." I can wonder about Spiderman relocating to Columbus.
I wrote about it on ColumbusBestBlog.com Spidey would of course live in downtown Columbus so he could hang out at Leveque Tower, the Art Deco "skyscraper" built in 1927. The second tallest building in Columbus has the right feel for the cartoon character. I believe it is 47 stories tall.
If I can speculate about Spiderman moving to Central Ohio I can take it further and I did on ColumbusBestBlog.com in If Spiderman Moved to Columbus.
Where would other cartoon strip characters relocate to in Central Ohio? Where would Opus cavort? Which cartoon character would be likely to live in Worthington? Which cartoon family would live in Dublin or Westerville? Who would relocate to Dublin or Westerville? For the most part I kind of pictured most of the cartoon strip characters living inside 270 for some reason but in more suburban kind of neighborhoods. Characters like Blondie and Dagwood, The Family Circus, Peanuts, Hi and Lois, Calvin and Hobbes...
Why would cartoon characters relocate to Columbus or Central Ohio? Maybe because of OSU's Cartoon Research Library. This week is the Festival of Cartoon Art at OSU. Maybe some of these characters will be in town for it. From the Cartoon Research Library website: "The ninth triennial Festival of Cartoon Art, October 26-27, 2007, will focus on the art of graphic storytelling."
OSU's Cartoon Research Library turns 30 on Discover Columbus.
See you in the funny papers.
Photo credits: The photo of the Leveque Tower is from Wikipedia. Photo shot by Derek Jensen (Tysto), 2005-October-03 who released the photo to the public domain, "I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. This applies worldwide. In case this is not legally possible: I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law."