Cartoon Art Museum Exhibition: December 17, 2011 – May 6, 2012

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

Arctic Circle will be joining some illustrious company in an exhibition in San Francisco from today:

Black and White and Read All Over: Comics of the New Millennium

Cartoon Art Museum Exhibition:  December 17, 2011 – May 6, 2012

Andrew Farago, the curator, writes:

The newspaper comics page is known for its sense of tradition.  The Katzenjammer Kids is still in syndication more than 110 years since its debut, and popular favorites Peanuts, The Family Circus, Blondie, Beetle Bailey and Dennis The Menace are among the comics still going strong as they’ve passed the half-century mark.  New strips are introduced every year, however, and millions of readers worldwide enjoy classic comics—and new ones—on a daily basis.

The Cartoon Art Museum is proud to announce its latest exhibition, Black and White and Read All Over:  Comics of the New Millennium, a showcase featuring nine comic strips introduced between the years 2000 and 2010.  From talking animals to beleaguered cartoonists, childhood fears to childhood nightmares, the perils of adulthood to the trials of arrested development, the nonsensical to the political (which often goes right back around to nonsensical), the modern comic strip page really does include something for everyone.

Featured artists in this exhibition include Harvey Award and Glyph Award Winner Keith Knight; two National Cartoonists Society winners for Best Comic Strip of the Year, Stephan Pastis and Mark Tatulli; The National Cartoonists Society’s Best Editorial Cartoonist of 2005, Jeff Parker; and the 2011 Winner of The National Cartoonists Society’s Reuben Award for Best Cartoonist of the Year, Richard Thompson.

Comic strips featured in Black and White and Read All Over: Comics of the New Millennium include:

  • La Cucaracha by Lalo Alcaraz
  • Ollie and Quentin by Piers Baker
  • Arctic Circle by Alex Hallatt
  • The Knight Life by Keith Knight
  • Dustin by Jeff Parker & Steve Kelley
  • Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis
  • Tina’s Groove by Rina Piccolo
  • Lío by Mark Tatulli
  • Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson


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General Admission:$7.00 • Student/Senior:$5.00 • Children 6-12:$3.00 • Members & Children under 6: Free