About the Exhibition

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Ripon, WI was the site in 1854 where abolitionists formed the Republican Party. It quickly became national, but the Party of Lincoln’s roots are in Wisconsin.

James P. Danky, author of Wisconsin Funnies: Fifty Years of Comics and Underground Classics, will guest curate the exhibition. The emphasis is on contemporary work from all political and social perspectives by artists either from Wisconsin or with a connection. Up to five comic artists will be invited to add additional work to the exhibition in early July to reflect the political moment.

Participating artists are encouraged to offer their work for sale with proceeds to the artist, and a ten percent donation to the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.

Image: Peter Poplaski, Wisconsin Funnies, 2020