Underground Comics at the Chazen
Tim Boxell (American, b. 1950), Commies From Mars, The Red Planet! #1, cover, 1973, brush, pen and ink with Zipatone on Bristol board. Denis Kitchen Collection
May 2 through July 12, 2009. This show looks at underground comix as an art form which in the spirit of the times celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll in contrast to the super heroes and funny animal comics produced by mainstream publishers. The exhibition is curated by James Danky and Denis Kitchen
Thursday May 25, 7 p.m. Wisconsin Ideas About Comics! The Madison Underground, and as Far Away as Princeton and Mt. Horeb, in the Growth of Comic Art, 1967 - present. Lecture by Paul Buhle, Senior Lecturer at Brown University, and writer about comics. Room L140. Buhle will discuss Wisconsin as a laboratory, if an odd one, for comics.