LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel
September 25, 2010 – January 30, 2011
V for Vendetta, 300, Sin City, Road to Perdition, Watchmen, The Dark Knight, A History of Violence—these are just a few of the recent movies that began their life as graphic novels. The contemporary graphic novel has become a major new literary genre that uses a combination of words and sequential visuals to tell a story. Employing the narrative techniques developed by comic-book artists, and published in book form, these stand-alone stories address an array of thought-provoking subjects, often in unconventional ways. Leading authors and artists are increasingly choosing to express themselves through the graphic novel, and this exhibition presented a wide selection of their work, along with commentary by curators and the artists focusing on the recurring themes, artistic influences, and the cultural climate that impacts the creative process.
Paton | Smith | Della Penna-Fernberger Galleries
Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, this touring exhibit featured over 200 original art works, including paintings, drawings, storyboards, studies, books, photographs, and a documentary film offering insights into the lives of the artists and the nature of their work. Among the artists featured in the exhibition are Will Eisner (whose book, A Contract With God is commonly accepted as the first to be called a graphic novel), Peter Kuper, Brian Fies, Milt Gross, Dave Sim, Niko Henrichon, Mark Wheatley, and Marc Hempel.
Lead SponsorKevin Nakashima
Co-SponsorWarren Weiss Insurance Agency
Image: Untitled (detail). Peter Kuper. Illustration for The System. (c)1996 Peter Kuper. All rights reserved.
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