exhibits

09.07.2007 - 05.25.2008

Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons

There is a South that we all carry in our minds. Let's call it the Stereotype South. The Stereotype South is created by popular culture – images and ideas that bombard us from movies, novels, TV, cartoons. It is not necessarily real, but it still shapes and informs how we see the South.  Comic Stripped: A Revealing Look at Southern Stereotypes in Cartoons is a new original exhibit created by Levine Museum historian Dr. Tom Hanchett, with assistance from locally-based cartoonists Jim Scancarelli (Gasoline Alley) and Marcus Hamilton (Dennis The Menace). The exhibit featured art from the comic strips that have helped define the South, including cartoons from the 1860s to the present day, such as works from Thomas Nast, Al Capp ('Lil Abner) and Walt Kelly (POGO), Doug Marlette (Kudzu), Jim Scancarelli (Gasoline Alley) and Marcus Hamilton (Dennis the Menace).

 
 



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