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(Past Event) Alt-Weekly Comics at Society of Illustrators

Featuring works by Lynda Barry, Marc Bell, Chris Ware, and more!

The Society of Illustrators and SPX: The Small Press Expo are pleased to announce Alt-Weekly Comics, an historical retrospective dedicated to the comics of the alternative weekly newspaper world. While alternative weekly newspapers have their roots in the immediate post-war period, the format exploded in the 1980s and ’90s. Covering issues relevant to their local communities, alternative weekly newspapers across North America expressed political and cultural points of view underrepresented in the mainstream press, and served as a platform for a dizzying array of comic strips that brought alternative expressions of the form into contact with local audiences. Alt-Weekly Comics is comprised of original artwork, artifacts and ephemera that reveal the diversity of artistic and storytelling styles of this important and influential genre.

The exhibit will trace the history of the form, featuring works by Lynda Barry, Marc Bell, and Chris Ware, as well as Charles Burns, Alison Bechdel, Tom Tomorrow, Jules Feiffer, Kim Deitch, Denis Kitchen, Matt Groening, Mark Beyer, Ruben Bolling, Derf, Ellen Forney, Ben Katchor, Keith Knight, Michael Kupperman, Carol Lay, Tony Millionaire, Kaz, Mark Newgarden, Jen Sorensen, Mark Alan Stamaty, Karl Stevens, and Shannon Wheeler. Curated by Warren Bernard and Bill Kartalopoulos. 

This exhibit runs March 4, 2015-May 2, 2015. Opening reception March 6th, 2015, at 6pm. Suggested donation 15$. 
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