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"Apocalyptic Giggles:The Industrial Cartoon Humor of Derf"
1999-07-10 until 1999-10-24
Akron Art Museum
USA United States of America
What is there left to laugh about in a world run amokNULL Find
out this summer when Cleveland-based artist Derf, one of
the nation's leading alternative cartoonists, has his first
museum exhibition at the Akron Art Museum. Derf's
caustic cartoons, distinguished by his bracing wit and edgy
rendering style, offer humorous insight into human
behavior. This self-taught artist's comic strip, The City, is
a mordant take on urban existence that appears regularly in
nearly 60 publications, including The Village Voice, The
Chicago Reader and The Cleveland Free Times. Derf's
images have also graced t-shirts, CD covers and appeared in The Wall Street
Journal and the Akron Beacon Journal. This exhibition includes cartoon strips,
drawings and posters, and offers a refreshing look into the mind of a successful
cartoonist working outside the mainstream.
Learn more about Derf's art and unusual outlook on life at an informal question
and answer session, moderated by Akron Beacon Journal writer and Wheels
of Fortune author David Giffels, on Sunday, September 26 at 2:30 p.m. This
gallery talk is sponsored by Museum Contemporaries.
Media Sponsorship is provided by The Cleveland Freetimes.