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Kim A. Munson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496828118

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.001.0001

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Foundations: Comic Art in Museums

Foundations: Comic Art in Museums

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Comic Art in Museums
Kim A. Munson
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter includes a short introduction to the opening section of Comic Art in Museums by art historian Kim A. Munson, and it provides an overview of the evolution and challenges in comics exhibitions, why they are important, who the most influential artists were, and how comic art drawings function as an art object when framed on the gallery wall and in special artist’s edition books. This chapter also introduces contributors Denis Kitchen (image), Brian Walker, and Andrei Molotiu. This chapter discusses gallery comics and the work of artists Will Eisner, Mort Walker, and Mark Staff Brandl (image).

Keywords:   Comics as art object, Gallery comics, drawings, artist’s edition books, exhibitions

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