Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 9:00am to 5:00pm
White Stag Block, Rooms 142/144
70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
What makes Portland so comics and cartooning friendly? Oregon Cartoon Institute invited six writers and artists who worked for Portland's underground press to discuss the impact of that experience on their sensibilities and careers. Filmmaker Bill Plympton, graphic novelist David Chelsea, journalist Norman Solomon, critic Richard Gehr, and historian Maurice Isserman all began at the Portland Scribe and went on to comics friendly careers. Patrick Rosenkranz, author of Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975, will give the keynote address. UNDERGROUND USA is presented in partnership with UO Comics & Cartoon Studies and PSU Comic Studies, with support from Oregon Historical Society. More information:undergroundusa.wordpress.com.