Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production
Presented in partnership with More Fun Comics and Games and Freaks And Geeks LLC
September 16, 2016 – December 10, 2016
Patterson Appleton Arts Center
$5 special exhibition admission; Free for GDAC members, students, and children under 12
From classic D.C. and Marvel heroes to independent artists and graphic novelists, today comic art surrounds us in print, toys, films, and online. But how do such artists create the heroes of tomorrow? This interactive exhibition brings together original illustrations, published works, scripts, and sketches to explore the history and future of comic production. Enjoy a selection of works from comic masters Jack Kirby, Curt Swan, Keith Giffen, Stan Lee, and Richard Sala, including such beloved characters as Wonder Woman, Superman, and Silver Surfer. With a “behind-the scenes” focus on how comics are made, visitors of all ages can create their own comics in hands-on maker stations or enjoy their favorite comics in our reading lounge.
This exhibition and events have been organized by the Greater Denton Arts Council in partnership with guest curator Josh Rose. Josh Rose is an art historian and comics enthusiast. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas and has held positions at the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Office of Cultural Affairs, city of Dallas. He is currently faculty at El Centro College.
For a full schedule of programs and events, visit: http://dentonarts.com/heroes-in-the-making
READ MORE: Denton Record Chronicle article, “Comics Pack a Punch” (9/8/2016).