Comics at the Crossroads

August 20 – November 27, 2011

For decades comics have largely been viewed as light-hearted and musing stories told through simple line art. But in recent years, comics have moved from the cultural fringes into the artistic and literary mainstream. Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel, showcases the work of 40 Pacific Northwest artists who are established and emerging talents. Contemporary comic art addresses a wide array of serious literary, social, cultural and political issues. The exhibition will feature an array of comic styles in previously published and unpublished original drawings, such as sample page spreads and book covers.

This exhibition was organized by Maryhill Museum of Art.