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July 27, 2005

The Greatest Comics Art Show Ever?

Cartoonist and teacher Ivan Brunetti will curate a show called "The Cartoonist's Eye" for the A+D Gallery at Chicago's Columbia College, it was announced yesterday. Seth will present his slideshow "Brief Stories About Cartooning" at the opening September 8. Brunetti will give a curator's talk on October 19.

The show is a preview of work featured in Brunetti's forthcoming Yale University Press book of the same name. The exhibit will be free and open to the public.

imageAmong the staggering number of esteemed artists confirmed for the show include Seth, Chris Ware, Robert Crumb, Dan Clowes, Art Spiegelman, Mark Beyer, Julie Doucet, Gary Panter, Jim Woodring, Karl Wirsum, Marc Bell, Peter Bagge, Sam Henderson, Mark Newgarden, Rob Sikoryak, James Kochalka, Kaz, Tony Millionaire, Lynda Barry, Ron Rege Jr., Richard Sala, Bill Griffith, Ben Katchor, Mat Brinkman, Wayne White, J. Bradley Johnson, John Porcellino, Richard McGuire, Charles Burns, Kim Deitch, Jason Lutes, James Sturm, Archer Prewitt, David Mazzucchelli, Adrian Tomine, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Justin Green, Phoebe Gloeckner, Debbie Dreschler, Jeffrey Brown, David Heatley, Lauren Weinstein, Michael Dougan, Carol Tyler, David Collier, Ivan Brunetti, Kevin Huizenga, Walt Holcombe, Charles Schulz, Ernie Bushmiller, Bud Fisher, Frank King, George Herriman, Winsor McCay, Otto Soglow, Virgil Partch, Basil Wolverton, Rory Hayes, Harvey Kurtzman, Gene Deitch, Sammy Harkham, and Jonathan Bennett.

Representative example of Virgil Partch's work not likely to be the one featured in the show.

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