The people who come to Oregon Cartoon Institute events are interested in history, art, pop culture, regional identity, cultural identity, creative placemaking, and interdisciplinary approaches to the humanities.
They are educators, writers, librarians, archivists, filmmakers, scholars, curators, urban planners, historians, museum directors, and the general public.
They are people who love movies, animation, print cartooning, and comics.
If you seek a deeper understanding of Oregon’s contributions to film, animation, and cartooning history, and would enjoy learning that history straight from the people who made it, then you will feel right at home at UNDERGROUND USA.
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