October 21 – December 31, 2017
Art League Gallery
Reception: Friday, November 3 | 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Each year, The Best American Comics presents readers with a selection of outstanding comics from the previous year. The annual series, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, offers a snapshot of the contemporary comics scene, and features a dizzying array of visual, narrative, and thematic approaches. Works selected for inclusion each year include comics originally published as graphic novels, as ’zines, online, and more. This exhibit will showcase original artwork for comics selected to appear in the series’ past several volumes. Artists include Lynda Barry, Marc Bell, Nina Bunjevac, Roz Chast, Farel Dalrymple, Jaime Hernandez, Aidan Koch, Raymond Pettibon, John Porcellino, Keiler Roberts, Deb Sokolow, Chris Ware, and Sophia Zdon. Curated by Bill Kartalopoulos (Series Editor, The Best American Comics).
IMAGE: Marc Bell, cover of the 2016 edition of The Best American Comics