Friday, July 02, 2010

SVA Gallery show this fall-

In October, SVA is having an art exhibit focusing on comic book artwork by SVA alumni.

Here's the press release from the School of Visual of Arts:

"Coming This Fall—Ink Plots: The Tradition of the Graphic Novel at SVA

October 9 - November 7, 2010
Visual Arts Gallery
601 West 26 Street, 15th Floor
New York City

It’s been three decades since legendary cartoonist and former SVA faculty member Will Eisner coined the term "graphic novel," and since then the format has grown steadily in popularity and critical acclaim. The graphic novel’s success is especially noteworthy as other print media have struggled for an audience in the face of blogs, Facebook pages and iPhone apps. Curated by Marshall Arisman, chair of the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department, and Thomas Woodruff, chair of the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department, this exhibition of published works and original art by SVA alumni helps explain the format’s enduring appeal."

I'll post more as it develops. The gallery opening is set up so that it overlaps with the New York Comic Book Convention. I'm still mulling over attending, but will probably decide not to. It would likely take up too much of Violet's school-time, and we're already going to be traveling the week before. Since I'll be going to the Long Beach Convention three weeks after the NY con, I don't know if it's worth it. I'd rather focus on the work I've lined up in the fall.

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