Forget Garfield, Batman, and Popeye. Underrepresented, not popular, American comics star in the Lab’s first show of the year. Female illustrators get a voice through the sketches of Pulitzer Prize-winner Ann Telnaes, and Andrei Molotiu’s abstract drawings represent artists with less traditional styles. Local DJ Magic Cyclops hosts Wednesday’s shindig–the gallery’s only gratis night during the exhibit. Wed, Jan. 28, 7-9 p.m. The Lab at Belmar, 404 S. Upham St., Lakewood 303-934-1777, Free