San Francisco Public Library
Español中文

Coloring Outside the Lines:

4/11/10 - 6/30/2010

Main Library

African American Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Floor

100 Larkin St.

Comic strips offer a unique form of social criticism and commentary. The best cartoons expose some truths and, to quote the Bible, “the truth will set you free.” Cartoonists must often be provocateurs. As cartoonist Keith Knight says, “Cartoonists are the court jesters of modern times. We can get away with things that others can’t because of our ‘cute’ drawings.” Coloring Outside the Lines features some of those “court jesters.” They share their experiences, inspiration and perspectives as social commentators and provocateurs.

The exhibit features several Black cartoonists whose comic strips appear in newspapers across the country.

Related Program: Artist Discussion - nationally-syndicated cartoonists Darrin Bell (Candorville and Rudy Park) and Keith Knight (Award-winning K Chronicles, (Th)ink and The Knight Life) and curator Kheven LaGrone discuss their art.  Animated shorts by nationally-syndicated cartoonist Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boyz) will also be screened.  The discussion will be moderated by Thomas Robert Simpson, founder and artistic director of AfroSolo. Sunday, June 13, Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 1 – 3 PM

Upcoming Events

OWL: Older Writers Laboratory
Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:00 am
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Toddler Tales & Playtime
Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:15 am
Merced, Merced General Floor Area
Toddler Tales & Playtime
Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:15 am
Golden Gate Valley, Golden Gate Valley Meeting Room

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Job Seekers' Drop-In
Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:00 am
Main Library, Bridge TechLab Workstation - 5th Fl
Resume Workshop
Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:30 am
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Nutrition and Healthy Choices
Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:00 am
Main Library, Learning Studio

More related classes

Current Exhibits

The Heart of the City Farmers' Market
Through Friday, June 30, 2017
Main Library, Business, Science & Technology
Still Here
Through Thursday, May 4, 2017
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center Exhibit Space
Envisioning the Classics with Color
Through Thursday, May 25, 2017
Main Library, Art, Music & Recreation Center

More related exhibits