Jimmy Kugler Art Exhibit: "Into the Jungle!"
Monday, Jan 9 - Friday, March 3, 2023
Te Paske Gallery, Korver Visual Arts Center, Te Paske Gallery, Korver Visual Arts Center
Phil Scorza, Associate Professor of Art
A Boy’s Comic Strip History of World War II
“Into the Jungle!” features artwork by the late Jimmy Kugler, who was originally from Lexington, Nebraska. The show opens Jan. 9 and closes March 3.
Kugler is the father of Dr. Michael Kugler, a professor of history at Northwestern College. As a high school student between the years of 1946 and 1950, the elder Kugler drew more than 100 double-sided comic strips and cartoons. More than half a century later, his son gathered and published them in a book that retells the story of World War II using animals, “Frogs” versus “Toads.” The exhibit in Te Paske Gallery will include a selection of the cartoons, along with photographs from Jimmy Kugler’s town and high school days.