Visit the Hirsch Library at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, to experience the history of a local artists collective firsthand.
The members of Houston’s own Sketch Klubb have been meeting every other Saturday morning since 2005 to draw, gathering the results from each session and publishing them as small-run zines.
The near decade of work compiled in these zines is irreverent, funny, confrontational, oftentimes bizarre, and very much in keeping with the history of American underground presses and comix. Select titles from the near complete run at the Hirsch include Cthulhu Pentagram, Slacker Wizard, Ritual Order of the Rainbow for Girls, and Bunch of Idiots. As stated by the group on their website, “Sketch Klubb began in 2005 as a way for us to get together, unfettered by families, jobs, or responsibilities and make drawings in a supportive and unrestrained environment. Anything goes.”
The Hirsch’s collection of Sketch Klubb publications is available to the public for view at any time during regular Library hours.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mfah.org/hirsch for more details.
The MFAH Hirsch Library is generously endowed through the Estates of Winifred and Maurice Hirsch.
The library also receives generous funding from Mr. William J. Hill.