Speed Bump has been extended!

Posted: January 4, 2010
Source: Farrell Howe
Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Department: Development
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January 4, 2010

Due to Popular Demand, Speed Bump Will Stay at the KIA
Speed Bump: The Comic World of Dave Coverly will stay open until January 24th.

Kalamazoo, MI - Monday, January 4, 2010, due to popular demand, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts has extended Speed Bump: The Comic World of Dave Coverly, until Sunday, January 24th. If you have not had the opportunity to see what everyone's been talking about, now's your chance! This is one Speed Bump you don't want to avoid hitting!

Speed Bump Comic

Dave Coverly admits there is no overriding theme, no tidy little philosophy that precisely describes what his Speed Bump comic strip is about. Basically, he says, if life were a movie, these would be the outtakes.

Through wit and whimsy, Dave Coverly reveals the truths of the human experience, from the workplace to family life and beyond. See original daily and Sunday cartoons - each explained with Coverly's quick-witted humor, and experience what its like to be Dave Coverly with a mock work station where creativity collides with paper. Also on view will be Coverly's illustrations for Sue MacDonald Had a Book, written by Ann Arbor resident Jim Tobin. Admission to this exhibition is free.

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.

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

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts would like to thank the following sponsors for bringing great artists like Dave Coverly to Kalamazoo: Creators Syndicate, First National Bank of Michigan and Heritage Community of Kalamazoo.

While you're here, be sure to check out our other free exhibitions before they are gone! Toon in to The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons, or be inspired by the creativity and expertise of our faculty at the Kirk Newman Art School Faculty Review! Coming soon to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts: Woodcuts in Modern China, (opens on Saturday, January 23rd.) It's all new, and all for you. Get your art on at the KIA!

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is a nonprofit art museum and school. Since 1924, the institute has offered art classes and free-admission programming, including exhibitions, lectures, events, activities and a permanent collection. The KIA's mission is to cultivate the creation and appreciation of the visual arts for the communities of West Michigan.