Mar 29th 2019

Aron Packer Projects: Pop Pulp!

@ Firecat Projects

2124 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Opening Friday, March 29th, from 7PM - 10PM

On view through Friday, April 19th

Comic and Novella covers needed to grab a customer’s attention in a quick second at a checkout counter. Easily done with the use of garish color, over the top sexuality, and suggested violence, one would be compelled to buy these myriad serial stories of mystery, suspense, and more… once hooked you’d hopefully buy every week. Writers and illustrators were constantly grinding out ”stories” on a deadline schedule and the tradition continues to this day… these little comic books can still be purchased at Mexican grocery stores and bodegas, all across the United States and the Americas. The works in the exhibition are from the early 1970’s, executed with gouache on illustration board and are what we perceive , the glory days of these unknown and underrated artists.

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