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‘Gag Me With A Toon’ Exhibition Opens In Los Angeles
By Syafiqah Omar, 19 Mar 2012
Craig Edmunds' Captain Planet Is a Doucher
In its fourth year, ‘Gag Me With a Toon’ is an art exhibition happening in Los Angeles that showcases favorite cartoon characters in mutated forms.
Curated by Steven Daily and Tomi Monstre, the exhibition displays the works of various illustrators that have created mashup drawings of cartoon figures such as Captain Planet, Superman and Mickey Mouse.
According to Daily, children born in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s will intimately identify with these characters, as they “were magical vehicles to other worlds”.
“Cartoons today are nothing but farts, screaming and product placement,” says Daily. “This exhibition reminisces over our childhood shows, but through the lenses of our adult experiences.”
Daily adds that the mashups are powerful as they reflect human feelings.
“There’s a hopeless resignation on Wonder Woman and Superman’s faces that we have all felt.”
The exhibition will run at the WWA Gallery until April 21.
Lou Pimentel's One Is the Loneliest Number
Matt Richie's self-referential Three Blind Mice
Dave MacDowell's Peanuts-centric Charlie Lebowski
Suzy Splab's Sigmund the Freud
Justin Bloomer's pulpy No Goodniks
Misaki Awada's Totoro4Ever
Joka's Only When It Was Funny
Dan Quintana's Cheetara
Alex Pardee's Elephant Man-at-Arms
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