First woman to be local cartoonist from Grand Rapids

by (drewdamron)

Submitted 05-24-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Gertrude Van Houten, known to her readers as 'Gert', is the first known female cartoonist in the nation who made cartoons about a specific locale. As Grand Rapids citizens, we are extremely lucky that she chose to make our city her subject...

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Cartoonists of Grand Rapids Exhibit

by (grpl)

Submitted 05-14-2015 under

Learn about cartoonists from Grand Rapids and their work in this new exhibit drawn from the Grand Rapids History and Special Collections Department. View biographies and artwork from Ray Barnes, Kreigh Collins, Jaro Hess, Orville Bulman and Gertrude...

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GR Comics Society to hold release party for its long awaited first collection

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 05-24-2011 under NEWS

When the Grand Rapids Comic Society formed two years ago, they dreamed of assembling an anthology to be able to say, "Look, Grand Rapids! We are establishing a comics scene, and we are the artists." This Thursday at 6 p.m. at The Sparrows...

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