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Profiled: Monte Wolverton and his new exhibit

The Columbian interviews Monte Wolverton about how his career and how he deals with controversial topics. He has a solo art show opening up in Portland on Sept. 1 that runs through that month.

Despite the wide circulation, the occasional near-death-threat email from an offended reader lets him know he’s not playing it too safe when tackling controversial topics such as immigration, health care and government spending.

“They’re issues I can get upset about,” said Wolverton, 62. “You have to do something you feel passionately about.”

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