FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PORTLAND, OR, January 2, 2018
Visit the Drawing Trump exhibition at Cascadia Commons on January 20th, 2018. This is a free event and open to the public.
Portland, Oregon, January 20th, 2018, 6pm-9pm. Location: Cascadia Commons Common House, 4377 SW 94th Ave, Portland, OR 97225. Free parking is available on the street. This is a disabled accessible event. Facebook Event page.
On the anniversary of his inauguration, view the first and hopefully last annual display of cartoons from the Trump presidency. We hope by 2019 he will be gone, the national nightmare will be over, and we can start rebuilding our country. In the meantime, have a good cathartic laugh and reflect on what we’ve been put through over the last year.
Drawing Trump is for art lovers and anyone who has been negatively affected by Trump’s policy and the political climate he has created. The event features cartoons from local cartoonists Barry Deutsch, Kevin Moore, Katie Miranda, and Shannon Wheeler.
Barry Deutsch is a longtime political cartoonist. However, he’s best known for his “Hereville” series of graphic novels, about “yet another 11-year-old troll-fighting orthodox Jewish girl.” Barry’s work has earned Eisner and Nebula nominations, and won multiple awards, including the Charles Schulz Award, the Oregon Book Award, and the Sydney Taylor Book Prize.
Katie Miranda is a painter, calligrapher and a jewelry designer whose work is sold in boutiques around the US and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Mondoweiss, Middle East Eye, Middle East Monitor, Common Dreams, Electronic Intifada and al Jazeera. Katie’s cartoon focus is on Palestine and Islamophobia. Her work has been deeply influenced by her time spent as human rights worker with the International Solidarity Movement in Palestine from 2006-2009.
Kevin Moore is best known for webcomics In Contempt, Wanderlost, and Fetch, his current weekly series of political and personal satire. He has been published in Z Magazine, The Skanner, In These Times, The Nib, Fusion (now called Splinter), and many other print and online publications. In 2017 he was named Artist-in-Residence for EveryLibrary, a national organization dedicated to promoting libraries and supporting ballot initiatives for public library funding.
Shannon Wheeler created Too Much Coffee Man. He has won a couple of Eisner awards and has cartooned for the New Yorker, Esquire, Forbes, MAD magazine, and the Onion. Trump hates his recent book, Sh*t My President Says.
A short presentation will be given by all artists and their work will be available for purchase.
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