Special Exhibits

Speed Bump

Speed Bump

Through September 21, 2014

Speed Bump, a single-panel cartoon with a local connection, is now an exhibit featuring original daily and Sunday cartoons.

Through wit and whimsy, Dave Coverly reveals the truths of the human experience, from the workplace to family life and beyond. He admits there is no overriding theme, no tidy little philosophy that precisely describes what Speed Bump is about. "Basically," he says, "if life were a movie, these would be the outtakes."

Dave Coverly grew up in Plainwell, Michigan and began cartooning seriously in 1986 as an undergraduate student at Eastern Michigan University. In 2009, he won the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, the highest honor given by the National Cartoonist Society.

The cartoons featured in the exhibit are explained with Coverly's quick-witted humor. Also on view will be Coverly's illustrations for Sue MacDonald Had a Book, written by Ann Arbor resident Jim Tobin.

You can currently enjoy Coverly's cartoon, which runs daily in the Kalamazoo Gazette.

Credit: This exhibition was organized by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Image Credits: © 2013 Dave Coverly

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