Apparently there is a show of Basil Wolverton art going on in SoCal right now, as the LA Times reports:
CARTOONIST Basil Wolverton’s biomorphic caricatures are anything but pretty. But that didn’t stop him from becoming one of the most influential cartoonists of the 1960s underground comix movement — a movement that included Robert Williams, Art Spiegelman and Robert Crumb. In recognition of that influence, the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana is hosting a retrospective featuring more than 100 Wolverton originals.
In addition to numerous self-explanatory caricatures like “Triangle Head” and “Chicklets Teeth,” the exhibition also includes examples of his early comic-book work from the 1930s; his “Powerhouse Pepper” humor feature, published in Timely, Marvel and Humorama comics; as well as an assortment of rejected and commissioned pieces.
The Original Art of Basil Wolverton
From the collection of Glenn Bray
Where: Grand Central Art Center, 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana
When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; closed Mondays. Through Nov. 11.
Contact: (714) 567-7233, www.grandcentralartcenter.com