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
Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics into Comix, 19631990
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.