Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Last Stop Ttown Press Release!

For Immediate Release: August 30, 2011
Contact: Andrew Farago, 415-227-8666, ext. 309
Images available on request

Last Stop: Troubletown
Cartoon Art Museum Exhibition: September 17, 2011 – January 01, 2012
Alternative Press Expo party with guest Lloyd Dangle Saturday, October 1
Opening reception Thursday, October 6

San Francisco, CA: For over 22 years, cartoonist Lloyd Dangle entertained, educated, and occasionally outraged audiences worldwide through his weekly comic strip Troubletown. Dangle retired the feature in April 2011, and the Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to present Last Stop: Troubletown, a comprehensive retrospective featuring the first and last Troubletown strips—and 22 years of highlights in between.

About Lloyd Dangle

Lloyd Dangle grew up in Michigan and, after attending the University of Michigan school of art, tossed his BFA out the window to draw cartoons for Michael Moore’s muckraking newspaper the Michigan Voice.

He moved to New York City during the go-go 80’s and worked for magazines, including the Village Voice which was in its heyday. Dangle landed a cartoon feature at upscale Manhattan, Inc. Magazine, lampooning the high living antics of Wall Street’s youthful elite (some things are timeless). After landlord larceny caused Dangle’s apartment building to literally collapse, he moved to San Francisco and earned his underground hipster cred, befriending Robert and Aline Crumb and appearing in their classic depressive übercomic, Weirdo.

Dangle is an multi-disciplined writer, designer, and artist whose works, over the past 20 years, have appeared in over 100 magazines and newspapers of every type, from the crusty corporate mainstream, to the altruistic not-for-profit, to the loftiest academic journals, to the bleeding, subcommercial gutter. He is now universally regarded as a big-money marketing genius for his branding of Airborne, the world's number one cold remedy, and one of the fastest selling products in retail history (according to Airborne's own data). His weekly comic strip, Troubletown, was first published in the San Francisco Bay Guardian in 1988 and has grown to become a widely-syndicated cartoon feature in alternative newsweeklies and lefty political magazines. He has published several books and exhibited his work in the United States and abroad.

Lloyd Dangle lives in Oakland, California with his wife, the powerfully-successful and attractive graphic designer and fine artist, Hae Yuon Kim, and their handsome and overachieving son, Oscar.

Praise for Troubletown

“Say it ain't so, Lloyd! Troubletown has stood alone for 22 years as the only political cartoon with a real sense of humor. Troubletown—and all of Lloyd's work, really—delivers its commentary and satirical jab with a finely honed jokester voice. After all, isn't laughing at corrupt and powerful targets what hurts them the most?

“Some political cartoons make me feel like I'm being lectured to. Lloyd Dangle, on the other hand, entertains me while I'm being lectured to. He makes his point, but I come away chuckling--at his punchline AND its intended victim. Here's hoping Lloyd's wit and wisdom will be entertaining and lecturing for another 22 years!”

-Bill Griffith, Zippy the Pinhead

“Lloyd Dangle is one of my all-time favorite political cartoonists. I've long admired Troubletown's offbeat sensibility, its unique way of wringing humor and silliness out of these, well, troubling times. It's a classic alternative comic, one that deserves its rightful place in history.”

-Jen Sorensen, Slowpoke


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