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Comic Art in Museums$
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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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Substance and Shadow: The Art of the Cartoon

Substance and Shadow: The Art of the Cartoon

(p.23) Substance and Shadow: The Art of the Cartoon
Comic Art in Museums

Brian Walker

University Press of Mississippi

Brian Walker was a founder and former director of the Museum of Cartoon Art, where he worked from 1974 to 1992, continuing afterward to curate many important shows.  Here, he brings his experienced curator’s eye and life-long knowledge of cartooning to the task of explaining the value of seeing original comic art and the techniques, idioms, and methods of storytelling used in comics from 1843 to the present. This essay was written for the opening of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum and Library (2013) Images: Punch cartoon 1843, Mort Walker, drawings from The Lexicon of Comicana.

Keywords:   Storytelling in comics, Billy Ireland Museum, Value of comic art, Drawing comics, Comics symbols

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