The Cartoon Show
Alex Burns, Patrick Dean, Abby Kacen, Missy Kulik, David Mack, Scott Stripling, Devlin Thompson, Klon Waldrip, and Joey Weiser
Athens-Clarke County Library • Quiet Gallery
2025 Baxter Street • Athens, Georgia • 706 613 3650
July 15 - September 15, 2018
The library is proud to present an exhibition of Athens-based cartoon artists in the Quiet Gallery from July 15 to September 15. Artists represented are Alex Burns, Patrick Dean, David Mack, Scott Stripling, Devlin Thompson, Klon Waldrip, and Joey Weiser.
Alex Burns studied art at the University of Georgia and Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has been a graphic designer in Atlanta and Athens since 1980, and was the editorial page cartoonist for Creative Loafing for 18 years.
Patrick Dean graduated from UGA with a BFA in Graphic Design. His comics and illustrations appeared weekly in Athens' Flagpole Magazine for a decade and have been published in Legal Action Comics, Typhon, The Comic Eye, Vice Magazine, and The Oxford American Magazine.
Abby Kacen is an illustration artist from Chicago now residing in Athens, GA after studying drawing and animation at the University of Georgia. Inspired by punk rock, tattoos, cute cats and bright colors with illustrations that try to portray just how weird everyday life can be.
Missy Kulik is an illustrator, cartoonist, zine maker, artist, and crafter. She started making comics in grade school, and her first zines were self published in 1990. Her comic called Tofu Baby appears in the Flagpole each week since 2006 and is popular with children and adults.
David Mack spends most of his time drawing and making things. His illustrations and comics have been featured in various publications; Mack has enriched Flagpole’s pages with his weekly take on life in Athens. Now, David has collected these comics into a fat little book entitled ATHENS, GA.
Scott Stripling is a self-taught artist, illustrator, and cartoonist living currently in Athens, Georgia. Beyond the work he publishes as Shoot The Moon Comics, his work can be seen in Gigantic Sequins, Hobart, The Atomic Elbow, and elsewhere.
Devlin Thompson is a cartoonist, and comic pusher, perhaps best known for being the proprietor of Bizarro Wuxtry at Clayton & College in downtown Athens. and for his appearance in HATE #15. Married w/two dogs. No tattoos.
Klon Waldrip has lived in Athens since the ’80s. During the day he maps the stormwater infrastructure of Conyers; At night he writes about film and art for Diaboliquemagazine.com. Klon publishes a video store-themed zine called Late List, and is a featured artist in Printsploitation magazine.
Joey Weiser is the author of the Eisner Award-nominated Mermin graphic novel series from Oni Press. His comics have appeared in several anthologies including SpongeBob Comics, and the award-winning Flight series. His first graphic novel, The Ride Home, was published in 2007 by AdHouse Books. He is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design.
We present for your viewing pleasure a half-dozen videos from recent programs at Athens-Clarke County Library: Moms Demand Action: The Georgia Peach Quilt, Hidden Treasures: A Virtual Tour of the Public Gardens of Athens, Organizing Chaos: The Art of Gunnar Tarsa, Yesterday’s Visions: Warren Manning Master Plan 1925, Lieutenant Flipper’s Trial, and My Vietnam Decision: A Roundtable Discussion.
Shannon Lawhon from the Athens Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America group discusses The Georgia Peach Quilt, a collaborative effort by volunteers in Georgia. The finished quilt was displayed in the library’s Quiet Gallery with photographs of participants along with their own words on why they picked up a needle and thread and began this journey.
Dr Wilf Nicholls, retired Director of the Georgia State Botanical Garden, leads us on a virtual tour of many of Athens' public gardens. Athens is home to America's first garden club and has a number of beautiful gardens that are open to the public, although you might not know that some of them are there.
A slide talk by Athens artist Gunnar Tarsa on his artistic journey. The talk was accompanied by an exhibition of Tarsa’s work in ACCL’s Quiet Gallery, which featured Tarsa’s drawings and paintings, focusing on his intricate images, rendered small and large.