Cartoon Ink! at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Xerox Candy Bar

On view through October 15 in Chicago is a survey of comic and cartoon art called Cartoon Ink!. With over 60 participants (most of them former students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago), it’s a well-organized, considered display of that tricky medium-media thing called comics, curated by SAIC faculty Christa Donner, Surabhi Ghosh, and Jeremy Tinder. Ben BertinBeth Hetland, and Kyle O’Connell also assisted, as well as alumna Sara Drake who pulled together a history of Xerox Candy Bar, the SAIC student-run comics and drawing zine (more about the zine here). Cartoon Ink! is organized into basic sections including Image vs. Text, Narrative Form, True Stories, and New Psychedelia (check out the gallery guide). Not surprisingly, given the word-image-book context, there was a fair amount of printeresting stuff on display. More photos of the print-work in the exhibition follow.

Displays of books (comics and graphic novels) and the corresponding original drawings.

B. Ingrid Olson, screen prints on canvas (2011), part of her residency at Spudnik Press

Anya Davidson, silkscreen on paper

Anya DavidsonWild Animals (2010), silkscreen on paper

Sean Hernandez and Sua Yoo, Mother (2010), screen print

Sara Parker, Gathering (2006), silk screen on fabric

Sara ParkerGathering (2006), silk screen on fabric

Sara ParkerGathering (2006), silk screen on fabric

Sara ParkerGathering (2006), silk screen on fabric

Bill Cleveland and Caylin Colson, Untitled (installation), 2011, screen printed paper, board, and foam

Reading Xerox Candy Bar

Interacting with Xerox Candy Bar


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