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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago CHICAGO COMICS: 1960S TO NOW
Ivan Brunetti, The Leaning Tower of Ivan, 2011. Photo Angela Scalisi


Thru October 3, 2021


Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611


For tickets, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago website

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents Chicago Comics: 1960s to Now, celebrating Chicago’s role as a national and innovative center for comics and cartooning.

“With a focus on rediscovering the work of women and BIPOC comic artists, this major exhibition presents the last 60 years of the city’s cartooning history, showing how comic art is a democratic medium that allows artists to speak directly to people in relatable ways,” says a Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago spokesperson.

The exhibition is divided into four key sections spanning Chicago comic history, including 1960-70s: The Underground; 1980-1990s: Alternative Weeklies, Comic Books, and Zines; 1990-2000s: Graphic Novels and Community, and 2010-Now: Chicago Rising.


Lynda Barry (American, b. 1956)
Ivan Brunetti (American, b. 1967)
Robert Buck Brown (American, 1936–2007)
Jessica Campbell (Canadian, b. 1985)
Lilli Carré (American, b. 1983)
Daniel Clowes (American, b. 1961)
Dan Clyne (American, b. 1942)
Ezra Claytan Daniels (American, b. 1979)
Anya Davidson (American, b. 1983)
Nick Drnaso (American, b. 1989)
Edie Fake (American, b. 1980)
Margot Ferrick (American, b. 1988)
Emil Ferris (American, b. 1962)
Tom Floyd (American, 1929–2011)

Eric J. Garcia (American, b. 1977)
Chester Gould (American, 1900–1985)
Richard Grass Green (American, 1939–2002)
John Hankiewicz (American, b. 1971)
Seitu Hayden (American, b. 1953)
Nicole Hollander (American, b. 1939)
Jay Jackson (American, 1905–1954)
Charles Johnson (American, b. 1948)
Jay Kinney (American, b. 1950)
Gary Leib (American, 1955–2021)
Jay Lynch (American, 1945–2017)
Kerry James Marshall (American, b. 1955)
Heather McAdams (American, b. 1954)
Dale Messick (American, 1906–2005)

Anders Nilsen (American, b. 1973)
Molly Colleen O' Connell (American, b. 1986)
Turtel Onli (American, b. 1952)
Yaoundé Olu (American, b. 1945)
Jackie Ormes (American, 1911–1985)
Ed Piskor (American, b. 1982)
John Porcellino (American, b. 1968)
Archer Prewitt (American, b. 1963)
Daniel Raeburn (American, b. 1968)
Morrie Turner (American, 1923–2014)
Chris Ware (American, b. 1967)
Skip Williamson (American, 1944–2017)
Gina Wynbrandt (American, b. 1990)
Bianca Xunise (American, b. 1987)

For more information, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago website.

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