EXHIBITIONS: Cartoonist/Adman Justin Bilicki in Brooklyn
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Through Jan. 3, Lockinn, a bar/gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y., is host to "The Art of Editorial Cartooning," presenting more than 100 cartoons by Justin Bilicki. Bilicki, whose work has appeared in The San Francisco Examiner, The Washington Examiner and The Cincinnati Enquirer, among other papers, is also design director at New York's Cliff Freeman & Partners. As Cliff Freeman himself notes, "Justin is an amazingly talented cartoonist. He's also, like his press release says, 26 and sexy." Bilicki, who describes his politics as "nonpartisan/left-leaning/far left-leaning," says of his inspirations, "Unfortunately, the world is ripe with corruption, poverty, despair and untruths. Politicians, for the most part, write the cartoons for me." Not that there's any separation of church and state; as his press release also notes, "With nine years of Catholic schooling under his belt, Bilicki has been called 'inflammatory, shameful and filled with hate' by the Michigan Catholic Conference." Some of his work is showcased here. See www.lockinn.com and www.bilicki.us for more.