by BK Munn
This June, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is hosting a show devoted to underground comix called This Is Serious. The exhibit is co-curated by Alana Traficante and Hamilton-based cartooning great Joe Ollmann. Besides being a tribute to local boy Doug Wright, the show will feature original art and artifacts from a massive list of contemporary cartoonists. As well, comics publisher Conundrum Press will be publishing a full catalog of the show if you can’t make the trek to The Hammer.
THIS IS SERIOUS: Canadian Indie Comics
June 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Art Gallery of Hamilton
Sami Alwani | Ho Che Anderson | Kate Beaton | Marc Bell | Blaine | Simon Bossé | David Boswell | Chester Brown | Nina Bunjevac | Jessica Campbell | Geneviève Castrée | Marta Chudolinska | David Collier | Katherine Collins | Michael DeForge | Julie Delporte | Aminder Dhaliwal | Julie Doucet | Pascal Girard | Gord Hill | Jesse Jacobs | Patrick Kyle | Ginette Lapalme | Ness Lee | Hartley Lin | Graeme MacKay | Billy Mavreas | Carel Moiseiwitsch | Sylvia Nickerson | Diane ObomSimon Orpana | Meredith Park | Cole Pauls | Michel Rabagliati | Rebecca Rosen | Gord Pullar | Seth | Walter Scott | James Simpkins | Fiona Smyth | Jillian Tamaki | Maurice Vellekoop | Eric Kostiuk Williams | Connor Willumsen | Doug Wright