L.A. Exhibit to Feature 15 Cartoonists

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By: E&P Staff

An exhibit called “Masters of American Comics” will be jointly hosted by two Los Angeles museums from Nov. 20 to March 12.

The show will spotlight the work of 15 comic-book and comic-strip cartoonists. Those in the latter category include Milton Caniff (“Terry and the Pirates”), Lyonel Feininger (“The Kin-der-Kids”/”Wee Willie Winkie’s World”), Chester Gould (“Dick Tracy”), George Herriman (“Krazy Kat”), Frank King (“Gasoline Alley”), Winsor McCay (“Little Nemo in Slumberland”), Charles Schulz (“Peanuts”), and E.C. Segar (“Popeye”).

Sites for the exhibit — which features more than 500 pieces of art — are the Museum of Contemporary Art and UCLA’s Hammer Museum.

In conjunction with the show, a “Masters of American Comics” catalog is being co-published by Yale University Press. One of its editors is author/”Hi and Lois” writer Brian Walker, who also contributes an essay on Feininger. Other contributors include “Mutts” cartoonist Patrick McDonnell on Schulz, columnist Stanley Crouch on Herriman, and author/columnist Pete Hamill on Caniff.

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