New Exhibit Celebrates Chicago As ‘Comics Capital’ Of The World

“Chicago is a place where there’s a lot of very strange experiments in comics. Very unusual and surprising ones, Chris Ware said.

New Exhibit Celebrates Chicago As ‘Comics Capital’ Of The World
Little Orphan Annie "Welcome to Simmons Corners" map. Courtesy of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
New Exhibit Celebrates Chicago As ‘Comics Capital’ Of The World
Little Orphan Annie "Welcome to Simmons Corners" map. Courtesy of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

New Exhibit Celebrates Chicago As ‘Comics Capital’ Of The World

“Chicago is a place where there’s a lot of very strange experiments in comics. Very unusual and surprising ones, Chris Ware said.

The history of comics in Chicago is so expansive that there had to be two separate exhibitions dedicated to it: one at the Chicago Cultural Center and another at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Reset learns more about how comics came to life in Chicago and what makes the city a special place for cartoonists and other artists.

GUEST: Chris Ware, author and artist; co-curator of “Chicago: Where Comics Came To Life (1880-1960)”