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“Chicago: Where Comics Came to Life”

Art, Design Chicago Cultural Center | Chicago, IL , Loop Until Sunday January 9 2022 Free
Lucy & Sophie Say Goodbye 1905 Chicago Tribune comic strip
Photograph: Courtesy Chicago Tribune and Chicago Cultural Center

Time Out says

Comic artist and author Chris Ware and historian Tim Samuelson curate an exhibition devoted to the early days of the comic strip. Showcasing work from the period of 1880 to 1960, the exhibit includes early strips that ran in newspapers as well as work by African-American cartoonists and publishers. The exhibit also pays tribute to Frank King, who penned "Gasoline Alley," creating one of the very first autobiographical comics based on real Chicagoans and the neighborhoods they lived in. If you've already seen the Museum of Contemporary Art's “Chicago Comics: 1960s to Now” exhition, this show will give you an even deeper understanding of the artforms ties to the Second City.


Venue name: Chicago Cultural Center | Chicago, IL
Address: 78 E Washington St
Cross street: at Michigan Ave
Transport: El stop: Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Randolph; Red to Lake. Bus: 3, 4, 6, 10. Train: Elec Main to Millennium Station.
Price: Free

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