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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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Comic Art in Museums: An Overview

Comic Art in Museums: An Overview

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Comic Art in Museums

Denis Kitchen

University Press of Mississippi

This 2017 essay by cartoonist, publisher, and curator Denis Kitchen touches on many of the business and practical aspects of comic art exhibitions, as well as providing us with a first-person view of the rapid evolution of comics from early strips to today’s diverse range of award-winning graphic novels. He discusses the importance of exhibit catalogs, particularly Masters of American Comics, the increasing valuation of comic art drawings, importance of collectors, Al Capp (Li’l Abner), R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Eisner, underground comix, having the “eye,” and the importance of narrative. Images: Will Eisner (P’Gel), catalog covers Underground Classics and Masters of American Comics

Keywords:   Exhibit catalogs, Al Capp, Harvey Kurtzman, R. Crumb, Narrative in exhibitions

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