Hilarious, satirical and maybe a little awkward

This time next week I will be installing Comicpaloozaloozlealoo!

I am very excited since this is my first experience in organizing an art show. As a student, I have access to free gallery space, the ASWU cultural events budget and artistic friends so I’m kicking off my final semester at Whitworth with bang!

The cartoon is an artform with a unique ability to satirize and communicate ideas about politics and daily life. After meeting several cartoonists and doodlers over the past two years, I have developed an appreciation the art and artists that tell it how it is, or delve into pure imagination.

Personally, I have been inspired by artists such as Bill Watterson (creator of Calvin and Hobbes) and Marjane Satrapi  (author of Perseopolis), who use relatively simple imagery to express ideas about humanity, ranging from daily life to our place in the universe.

By brining together cartoonists from Whitworth, EWU and RMCAD, I hope start a dialogue that crosses campus boundaries. My little group of artists is composed of individuals who are passionate about art and excited to collaborate on a show for the community.

Participating artists:

  • Hannah Charlton
  • Madeline King West
  • Claire Swinford
  • Allen Duffy
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Courtney Griffith

Everyone is invited to the reception on February 11th, from 6-8pm, to meet the artists, and participate in a collaborative sticky note comic. We’ll provide the sticky notes and pens, you provide the stick figures and speech bubbles.

Comicpalooza runs February 11-18, and is located on the bottom floor of the Lied Center for the Visual Arts at Whitworth University.

If you’re on Facebook, RSVP to this event here.

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