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Greatest Hits & The Dead End Diner
Alex Schubert | John Malta | Kenneth Kupfer | Dustin Williams | Jon Linn | Cameron Lamontagne

On view September 27th through November 4th, 2013

Opening Reception: (Final) Friday, September 27, 2013, 6-10 pm

This Halloween season, Wonder Fair presents the work of six area artists/illustrators/zine-/mischief-makers. In our gallery, peruse “Greatest Hits” from the portfolios of Alex Schubert, Kenneth Kupfer, and John Malta. Whether drawn for the glossy pages of their own alternative comics (like Schubert's Blobby Boys) or designed for the revered New York Times (to which Malta is a frequent contributor), their recent artwork illustrates the shared history of kids raised in the ‘80s and early ‘90s on a steady diet of mainstream video games and underground comics.

Beyond the gallery, guests will once again be allowed to range into the hidden spaces of Wonder Fair, as our back room is remodeled into a haunted art Installation. Visitors to last year’s Cemetery Cinema may remember Dustin Williams’ pun-filled video store, staffed by a surly ghost, lined with fictional VHS tapes, and entombed in cobwebs. This year, Williams--along with fellow artists Cameron Lamontagne and Jon Linn--will expand his ghostly real estate to open the Dead End Diner. Be sure to visit on our Final Friday grand opening event to pick up your frequent Die-ner card, valid through 10/31/13.

pictured above: Alex Schubert, Robot

About (some of) the Artists:

John F. Malta was born in East Cleveland, Ohio and currently lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri. John is a recipient of the 2012 Xeric grant and has exhibited his work in Taiwan, Australia, Vancouver, New York City, San Francisco, Portland, Los Angeles, and widely across the Midwest.

John has drawn pictures for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vice Magazine, Showpaper, Blood is the New Black, Bloomberg View, Lands' End Canvas, The Village Voice, The Stranger, Dickies Workwear, The Washington Post, Surfing Magazine, Florida's Dying, Psychic Lunch Records, Play Pinball Records, Boom Chick Records, and others.

Alex Schubert was born in Mascoutah, IL and is based in Kansas City, MO where he graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2006. His tumblr-based blog Zine Police features excerpts from his sketchbooks and zines including The Dudes and Blobby Boys, which MTV praised as "one of the funniest dumbest bestest webcomics we've come across in a minute."