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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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Review/Art: Cartoon Masters—Cartoonists Finally Get Some Respect

Review/Art: Cartoon Masters—Cartoonists Finally Get Some Respect

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(p.155) Review/Art: Cartoon Masters—Cartoonists Finally Get Some Respect
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Comic Art in Museums
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Kenneth Baker

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0015

This is a review written by the San Francisco Chronicle’s long-time art critic Kenneth Baker of Drawn to Excellence: Masters of Cartoon Art, the first formal exhibition of the Cartoon Art Museum, which opened in 1988 during the National Cartoonist Society’s Rueben Awards weekend. This chapter discusses the abundance of comics shows, high art versus low art, increased value of comic art, comics influence on modern art, and the cultural importance of comics. This chapter includes praise for George Herriman, Cliff Sterrett, Walt Kelly, R.Crumb, Alex Raymond, and Hal Foster.

Keywords:   High art versus low art, Value of comic art, Influence on modern art, Cultural importance of comics, Cartoon Art Museum

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