We are busy getting our traveling exhibitions booked in museums around the country. There are more exhibitions to come, so stay tuned! We have reached a major milestone…drumroll from the funky drummer please…we have surpassed the quarter of a million mark…284,976 people have seen one of our funky Black history traveling exhibitions to date!!!
The 1964 story line Pettigrew for President featured a Black candidate for the Presidency of the Untied States. Considering the times, this was a pretty risky story line for Treasure Chest, or for that matter, any other comic title in America. The serialized story began in the issue cover dated January 30, 1964, Volume 19, #11. Treasure Chest #19 is in the archives of the Museum Of UnCut Funk.
The Museum Of UnCut Funk has taken a very different approach to collecting items that are relevant to our cultural experience. As children of the 1970’s, we are dedicated to collecting artifacts from what we believe is one of the greatest decades ever. We have also been blessed to bear witness to the election of the first Black President in American history, Barack Obama, one of the greatest historic events in our lifetime. As President Obama is also a child of the 1970’s, it makes sense for The Museum of UnCut Funk to collect artifacts that highlight his Presidential achievement, in our own unique way. Thus we have added The Barack Obama Comic Book Collection to our archive.
Comics featuring presidents are nothing new – even Nixon showed up in the Fantastic Four, and everyone hated the guy. But the comics industry’s obsession with Barack Obama is a little more intense than usual, resulting in some bizarre, baffling and sometimes even disturbing stories. No one ever did a comic where George W. Bush battles zombies, or one where … well, read on to find out.