Meet two artists in the “Comics, Cartoons and Caricatures” Exhibit

You can meet these two artists this Friday, March 15, between 3-8pm at the gallery.  Stop by, you’ll enjoy their unique styles and sense of humor.

Dave Coverly

Dave Coverly


Dave Coverly:
  Admits there is no overriding theme, no tidy little philosophy that precisely describes what his cartoon panel Speed Bump is about.  “Basically,” he says, “if life were a movie,  these would be the outtakes.”

Biting Nails by Dave Coverly

Dave’s “outtakes” now appear in over 400 newspapers and websites, including the Washington Post, Toronto Globe & Mail and the Detroit Free Press.  There have been three Speed Bump book collections published: A Collection of Cartoon Skidmarks, Cartoons for Idea People and Just One %$#@ Speed Bump After Another.

You can also find Dave’s cartoons on greeting cards published by American Greetings, Paperlink (London), Sellers and Marian Health.

Speed Bump was given the Best Newspaper Panel award by the National Cartoonists Society in 1995 and 2003.  In 2009, Dave was given the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.  Then in 2012, he received an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University.

Dave lives in Ann Arbor, MI with his wife, Chris and two daughters.  Learn more about Dave and the Speed Bump adventure on his website.
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Bruce Gerlach

Bruce Gerlach


Bruce Gerlach:
  Was never the kid artist who drew cartoons or stick figures on the walls of his home.  Nope, he was the kind that drew spacemen on his sheets.  In ink.

Frank Frazetta by Bruce Gerlach

Frank Frazetta by Bruce Gerlach

He spent his early years absorbing and being influenced by the 50’s and 60’s sci-fi / fantasy movies, Hammer Films, Godzilla and ape flicks, comic books and Looney Tunes.  Bruce says these are the things, “that formed my imagination into the finely tuned clunker that it is today.”

Bruce did a comic strip series from 1986-1990 called Wade’s World, which is now in book form.  His Here and Abroad book contains more of his published and exhibited cartoons.  Bruce is also the man behind the environmental, political, social conscience crime fighter Muck Man cartoon strip.  And hot off the press, Bruce has just released his 2013 Artist Sketchbook.

Learn more about Bruce, his art and his writing on his tattooed sky blog.

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