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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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The Glimmering Glow of Comic Art amidst the Blinding Glitter of the United Arab Emirates

The Glimmering Glow of Comic Art amidst the Blinding Glitter of the United Arab Emirates

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(p.192) The Glimmering Glow of Comic Art amidst the Blinding Glitter of the United Arab Emirates
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Comic Art in Museums
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John A. Lent

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0021

This chapter includes a 2016 essay by comics studies pioneer John A. Lent about the Cartoon Art Gallery in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai is home to the Middle East Film and Comic Con (the largest regional convention), Comicave (the largest comics related store in the region), and Majid, the most popular comics character (published since 1979). A group of dedicated young people with faith in comics as an essential form of art and communication have nurtured a small cartoon art museum and an active comics community amongst the glittering skyscrapers. Lent visited the museum, talking with the founder, Melvin Matthew, about their exhibition style and sense of community. This chapter discusses popular comics titles and cartoonists in the UAE. Images: 3 gallery photos.

Keywords:   Dubai UAE, Cartoon Art Gallery, Majid, Melvin Matthew, Middle East Film and Comic Con

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