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On Oct 15, 2016, Oregon Cartoon Institute presents UNDERGROUND USA, a day long conversation with the writers and artists who came out of Portland’s underground press. Talks, presentations, screenings and panel discussions will explore the affinity this group has with comics and cartooning as an art form.

Speakers: political journalist Norman Solomon, filmmaker Bill Plympton, critic Richard Gehr, graphic novelist David Chelsea,  historian Maurice Isserman will discuss the politics, the art, and the community which came together to create Portland’s underground press.

Who read it?

Who wrote it?

What role did underground comics play in creating the sensibility of the American underground press?

Was Portland’s current affinity for comics and cartooning in evidence during this forgotten period of regional media making?

presented by Oregon Cartoon Institute
Oct. 15, 2016
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
White Stag Auditorium
70 NW Couch
Portland, OR

Ticketing – coming soon!

Created in partnership with UO Comics & Cartoon Studies and PSU Comic Studies, UNDERGROUND USA is supported by Kinsman Foundation, Miller Foundation, Lienhart Family Foundation, and Oregon Historical Society.