Join us on Saturday, May 21 to celebrate the opening of STILL... Racism in America: A Retrospective in Cartoons, featuring the work of Barbara Brandon-Croft and Brumsic Brandon Jr.
6–7 p.m.: Explore the exhibit and enjoy refreshments
7–8 p.m.: Program with Barbara Brandon-Croft and curator Tara Nakashima Donohue
Pioneering father/daughter cartoonists Brumsic Brandon Jr. (1927–2014) and Barbara Brandon-Croft (1958– ) chronicled the nation’s cultural landscape in their comic strips through the lens of racism. The elder Brandon, who created Luther in the late sixties and was later syndicated by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate until 1986, was also known for his blistering editorial cartoons. Where I’m Coming From is the work of his youngest daughter, the nation’s first Black woman cartoonist in the mainstream press; it debuted in 1989 in the Detroit Free Press. Universal Press Syndicate later distributed her provocative feature until 2005. For six decades, their respective pens lay bare the truth: Nothing has changed. This retrospective reveals how vividly the specter of racism remains in America… STILL.
Also on display starting May 21: Celebrating Sparky: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts
Unable to join us in person? Sign up for a livestream of the 7 p.m. program on Zoom.
**Please note that the start time for this event was originally listed as 3:00 pm. This was changed to 6:00 pm to avoid a conflict with SPACE, the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo.**