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Comic Strips Featured in New Grants Pass Exhibit

By Danielle Craig

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Most everyone recognizes the names: Charlie Brown, Blondie and Calvin and Hobbs. Now, those character’s stories are on display at a local museum.

Steve Dahl collects comic strips, dating back to a 1931 “Blondie” strip, all the way up to newer online comic strips. Collector Steve Dahl’s love of comics started when he was young, with “Bloom County”. But in the last five years, it’s grown so much that the Grants Pass Museum of Art’s newest exhibit about comics features his collection along with several other pieces.

The museum is bringing in some 70 comic strips. Dahl says comics are part of American history. There are several events coming up related to the exhibit, including a session on how to draw and a book signing by “Stone Soup” creator.