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A typical Roundy cartoon.
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From our pages to a DUMBO gallery.

Bill Roundy, who created the innovative bar review comic, Bar Scrawl, is the star of “Information Economy,” a new exhibit opening this Saturday at the DUMBO Arts Center.

The show is about the variety of ways that artists manage information. Roundy construes the term broadly.

“My comic strips convey journalistic information in visual form,” said Roundy, who’s one of 20 featured artists in the exhibit. “The information that I’m conveying isn’t as personal as some of the other artists, but I often think in panels and word balloons, so it’s an accurate picture of how I think about the world.”

To Brooklyn Paper Editor Gersh Kuntzman, who discovered Roundy, the artist’s ascension to the heights of the art world is a cherry on top.

“Other newspapers have cartoons or editorial cartoons, but we have the first and only ‘editorial nightlife cartoon,’ ” said Kuntzman. “Bill Roundy is Herblock, Bukowski and Twain all mixed into one genius.”

“Information Economy” at DUMBO Arts Center [111 Front St. between Washington and Adams streets in DUMBO, (718) 694-0831], Jan. 22-March 6. For info, visit www.dumboartscenter.org.

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