Ace Art Inc., 2nd Floor, 290 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Co-sponsored with Plug In, Manitoba Printmakers Association, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Over 70 comic artists including Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Dan Clowes, Robert Crumb, Mary Fleener, Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez, Chester Brown, Aline Kominsky, Gary Panter, Harvey Pekar, Noreen Stevens and art spiegelman.

Misfit Lit represents an overview of contemporary North American comic art, acknowledging its diversity and richness by featuring over 200 original graphics, paintings and drawings by over 70 comic artists. Misfit Lit seeks to establish comic art as a legitimate art form. Organized by Seattle's Center on Contemporary Art and curated by Gary Groth, Misfit Lit challenges the traditional notion that comics are no more than mere elements of pop art, or at best, an alternative counter-culture art form. Misfit Lit celebrates those artists, culled from the prolific alternative' comics press, who are part of a new breed of individualistic and radically innovative creators. A second body of work was organized for the Winnipeg exhibition by Wayne Baerwaldt and Kevin Mutch of Plug In Gallery to acknowledge the diversity of work from a growing cadre of underground comic artists in Manitoba.

"Misfit Lit is an exciting, at times profoundly offensive show of contemporary comic art, with a sprawling, messy energy barely contained by the four Winnipeg galleries hosting it." - Alison Gillmor, Winnipeg Free Press


The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art
The CCCA Canadian Art Database: Chronologies