Chicago Exhibit to Focus on Cartoonist Chester Commodore

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By: E&P Staff

The opening program for an exhibit focusing on pioneering African-American editorial cartoonist Chester Commodore will take place April 12 at Chicago’s Woodson Regional Library.

Among the people at the event will be family members, historians, and other cartoonists.

The award-winning Commodore (1914-2004) worked for many years at the Chicago Defender. The exhibit — which runs through the end of the year — features original cartoons, photos, memorabilia, and fan letters from celebrities and everyday readers.

Editorial cartoonist Tim Jackson told E&P he designed a part of the exhibit that provides information about cartoonists who predated Commodore at the Defender and information about contemporary African-American cartoonists.

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