Wasilla – Giant vegetables, pocket-sized king crab and flying polar bears, on my! These are just a few of the creations now on display at the Dorothy G. Page Museum in The Artwork of Lee Post: Everything is a Little Better Than You Remembered. Post’s creations take visitors on a visual visit through Alaska and the mind of the cartoonist, himself.
This exhibit highlights some of the more recent work of Lee Post, creator of Your Square Life. It also includes a How-To-Guide display on creating a comic book page. A variety of objects from Post’s drawing desk are on view allowing visitors a chance to see what it takes to be a cartoon artist. The Artwork of Lee Post is on display at the Dorothy G. Page Museum now through June 26, 2010.
Join us on Saturday, June 12, 2010 between 2 and 4 pm to meet Lee Post and discuss his inspirations and imaginings he brings to life with pen and paper. Free admission and light refreshments provided.
Lee Post is a life-long Alaskan, growing up in the Palmer/Wasilla area. He's a self-taught artist. He produced the comic strip “Your Square Life” for the Anchorage Press from 2001 through 2007, ending with the 300th comic strip.
In addition, Lee Post's art work has appeared in the University of Alaska's Northern Light, The Ester Republic, North Carolina's Bootleg magazine, Omaha's Silent City magazine, Pixelstrips.com, OurArtSite.com, and South Africa's Itch magazine. "Your Square Life" also inspired the 30-minute play, "the Simple Dating System", written and performed with Duke Russell for Out North's Under 30 in 2005.
He recently published four books of his work, including a selection of his comic strips and two children's books. Several pages of his work will soon be published as the first chapter in a graphic novel about Alaskan History, "A Native Lad" by Sarah Hurst. His work can be found at yoursquarelife.blogspot.com.
Located at 323 N Main Street, next to the Wasilla Meta-Rose Public Library, the Dorothy G. Page Museum is open Monday through Saturday 9am – 5pm. For more information and a detailed list of events, please contact us at (907) 373-9071 or visit www.cityofwasilla.com/museum