New Chicago Comics
This exhibition presents the work of four young, Chicago-based cartoonists and animators: Jeffrey Brown, Lilli Carré, Paul Hornschemeier, and Anders Nilsen. In their own unique styles each of these artists expands and challenges the conventions the comic book. Jeffrey Brown's autobiographical works examines modern relationships with discomforting detail and intimacy. Lilli Carré is an animator and cartoonist who has produced a series of celebrated comics, illustrations, and hand-drawn, animated short films. Paul Hornschemeier's widely acclaimed comics incorporate complex, self-referential narrative structures that knowingly appropriate various comic book styles. Using a sparse aesthetic and narrative style, Anders Nilsen creates existentialist fables that revolve around the interactions between animals (birds and dogs) and young men.