Exhibit of cartoonist Basil Wolverton's work


Stephen says:

The first exhibit of artwork by the insanely great cartoonist Basil Wolverton is taking place at the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana. The opening reception is scheduled to take place on September 1st and the show runs through November 11th.

The Original Art of Basil Wolverton
from the Collection of Glenn Bray
September 1 - November 11, 2007
Opening Reception: September 1, 7-10 p.m.
Grand Central Art Center
125 N. Broadway,
Santa Ana, CA 92701
General Phone: 714.567.7233

In honor of the exhibit, I'm posting an article Wolverton wrote in 1947 for the Daily Oregonian on the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive blog. It's titled "Acoustics in the Comics" and it deals with Wolverton's struggles to find just the right sound-word to describe such cartoony situations as a person skidding on a stove with bare feet or a beaver biting into a wooden leg.

Acoustics in the Comics by Basil Wolverton

You can also find a complete Powerhouse Pepper story by Wolverton here.


Previously on Boing Boing:
• Lotsa Basil Wolverton links on Boing Boing here.


  1. Colin from Last Gasp here. Just wanted to let folks know that we are publishing a big hardcover catalog for this show (9″x12″, 272p). Advance copies are available at the museum. You can also pick up copies in a few weeks from your favorite local bookstore, lastgasp.com, or other online retailers.

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