Sponsors

McMENAMINS

Bill Plympton’s travel and accommodations are provided by McMenamins.

On Oct.16, 2016, the night following the UNDERGROUND USA symposium, McMenamins Mission Theater will present a Bill Plympton night, with the director introducing selected shorts, including the Portland premiere of his latest film, COP DOG (2016).

Thank you, Tim Hills, McMenamins historian, for offering UNDERGROUND USA this support.

KINSMAN FOUNDATION

Oregon Cartoon Institute has received grant support from Kinsman Foundation for the following public history/arts education events: the Mel Blanc Project, in 2011; the Mid Century Oregon Genius screening series, in 2014-2015; UNDERGROUND USA, in 2016.

Thank you, Kinsman Foundation, for your support.

MILLER FOUNDATION

Oregon Cartoon Institute has received grant support from Miller Foundation for the following public history/arts education events: the Mel Blanc Project, in 2011; the Mid Century Oregon Genius screening series, in 2014-2015; UNDERGROUND USA, in 2016.

Thank you, Miller Foundation, for your support.

BLACK HAT BOOKS

Fred Nemo, the owner of Black Hat Books on 2831 MLK Blvd, supported UNDERGROUND USA by graciously allowing me to use his private archive of the Portland Scribe. Fred was the business manager of the Scribe in its final year. Thank you, Fred!

ROSS LIENHART

Oregon Cartoon Institute must be maturing, because UNDERGROUND USA, our project, earned us our first expression of support from a private donor. Ross Lienhart, retired from a career at Precision Castparts, serves on the board of directors of PSU Foundation. Thank you, Ross!

OREGON CULTURAL HERITAGE COMMISSION

Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission, a 501 c3 non profit organization,  has fiscally sponsored Oregon Cartoon Institute since 2011. Oregon Cultural Heritage  Commission discovers, celebrates and commemorates Oregon’s diverse literary and cultural legacy, raising awareness through media, memorials, and public events.

Thank you, Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission!

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UNDERGROUND USA is a public history/art education event made possible in part by a grant from the Kinsman Foundation and by a grant from the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation. It is presented by Oregon Cartoon Institute in partnership with UO Comics & Cartooning Studies and PSU Comic Studies, with support from Oregon Historical Society and McMenamins.

Comic City USA is at Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave, until Jan. 31, 2017.

“People who read them when they first came out remember the initial impact — like getting whacked in the head with a two by four.” Patrick Rosenkranz, on underground comics

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