Deitch’s Retrospective of Broken Dreams

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By: Steven Heller | September 9, 2008

If you’re a fan of the original flower child, “Sunshine Girl,” as I have been since I was 16 years old, you’ll want to see the Kim Deitch retrospective at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) opening today, September 9th, and running through December 5th. (Reception on September 12).

Kim Deitch: A Retrospective will display original comics pages and other work covering the artist’s entire career to date, beginning with full-page comic strips drawn for the East Village Other (where I first encountered him) in the ’60s up to recent graphic novels including “The Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Alias the Cat,” “Shadowland,” and “Deitch’s Pictorama.” Rarely seen work, such as elaborate preparatory drawings, hand-colored originals, animation cel set-ups and lithographs, will also be on view. You may even get to see Mr. Deitch himself (bottom left … I mean right) lurking in the shadows nursing his broken dreams.