The World of the Graphic Novel
You are cordially invited to the opening exhibition reception for
The World of the Graphic Novel Saturday, March 3, 2012 5 to 7 p.m. Museum of Art Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court
LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts Sponsored by Bank of Utica Exhibition dates: March 4 through April 29 Cover, clockwise from top left: Lynd Ward (1905-85), Godsâ€™ Man, 1929, one of 139 woodblock prints, Collection of the Ward Family Marc Hempel, Falling, 1990, illustration for Breathtaker, ink and collage on paper, Collection of Insight Studios Will Eisner (1917-2005), Baxterâ€™s Perfect Crime 1, illustration for The Spirit, January 4, 1947, ink and gouache on paper, Collection of The Will Eisner Estate Inside cover: Will Eisner (1917-2005), The Street Singer 4, 1978, illustration for A Contract with God, ink and gouache on paper, Collection of The Will Eisner Estate
Museum Auditorium Free for Institute Members; $5 General Public
Public Opening Lecture “Manga in the Context of the Graphic Novel” Sunday, March 4, 1:30 p.m. Oneika Russell Artist, and Ph.D. Candidate in Film, Video and Media Art, Kyoto Seika University Ms. Russell will discuss the rise and aesthetics of Manga, a Japanese art form, as it compares to the graphic novel. The lecture will focus on Manga’s role in Japanese society, its popular appeal and political usage. Join us for refreshments in the Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court following the lecture.
“Demanding Respect: Comic Books Go Legit” Sunday, March 25, 1:30 p.m. Paul Lopes Associate Professor of Sociology, Colgate University Professor Paul Lopes, author of Demanding Respect: the Evolution of the American Comic Book, will present a lecture that places the rise of the graphic novel within the broader history of American comic books and the long struggle by artists and others to legitimize this sequential art as a serious literary and visual art form in the United States.
Top: Mark Kalesniko, Airport, illustration for Mail Order Bride, 2001, ink on board, Collection of the artist Bottom: Peter Kuper, untitled #43, 1996, illustration for The System, airbrush, watercolor, colored pencil, and collage on paper, Collection of the artist Opposite page: Harvey Kurtzman (1924-93), I Didn’t Do It!, 1959, illustration for The Jungle Book, ink and gouache on paper with acetate overlay, Collection of The Estate of Harvey Kurtzman
EXHIBITION ENTRY FEES MWPAI Members Free General Admission $7 Students $4 Ages 7-18; College Students (with Valid ID) Children 6 and under Free Group Tours (20 or More) $6
“99 Ways to Tell a Story: Comics, Constraints & Creativity” Friday, April 6, 10:45 a.m. Matt Madden Cartoonist, LitGraphic Artist and Author of 99 Ways to Tell a Story and Drawing Words & Writing Pictures Cartoonist Matt Madden will share insights about his creative process and talk about how his interest in the power of stories brought him to the comics medium. Madden also teaches at the School of Visual Arts and is a series editor of The Best American Comics.
“Krazy! Artists and the Funny Papers” Thursday, April 19, 4 p.m. Mary E. Murray Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Ms. Murray looks at American 20th-century artists and their relationships to comics as fans, illustrators and appropriators.
LunchArt Video Series Easton Pribble Room Free and Open to the Public Refreshments served, bring your lunch.
Wednesday, March 7, Noon “LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel” (30 min.) Followed by a guided tour of the LitGraphic exhibition. Free with your paid admission to the exhibition.
Wednesday, March 21, Noon “Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist” (96 min.) Wednesday, April 11, Noon “Alternate Literary Voices and Vehicles” (30 min.) Followed by a guided tour of the LitGraphic exhibition. Free with your paid admission to the exhibition. Programs offered convenient to educators.
Teen/Adult Comic Workshop “The Five Page Folded Minicomic” (AKA foldy) Friday, April 6, 2 to 5 p.m. Matt Madden, Cartoonist and
Matt Madden Book Signing Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. At Barnes & Noble Booksellers Commerical Drive New Hartford, NY
LitGraphic Artist Edward Wales Root Sculpture Court $15 MWPAI Members; $25 general public Space is limited. Make a foldy minicomic with Matt Madden. The idea is to fold a single sheet of paper four times so that you end up with a booklet of 2 1/8 x 2¾ in. When you open it, it doubles in size. Open it again and you get a tall page, then you open up the sheet all the way to reveal the complete second side of the sheet. The result is a story that literally unfolds as you read it!
THE Graphic Novel in Film “Ghost World,” 2001, 111 min. Thursday, March 22, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Museum Auditorium Directed by Terry Zwigoff, United States, Rated R. Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening. Matinee Admission: MWPAI members $5; General Admission $7; Students $4 Evening Admission: MWPAI members $6; General Admission $8; Students $4 Tickets may be purchased through the Ticket Office at 797-0055 or 800-754-0797 or online at www.mwpai.org. Members must show their membership card at the door for any events listed as “free to members.” For more program information, please contact the museum education department at 315.797.0000, ext. 2158. Support for museum education programs is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
State of the Arts
Top: Niko Henrichon, Don’t Thank Me Yet, 2006, illustration for The Pride of Baghdad, ink and pencil on paper, Collection of the artist Opposite: Terry Moore, My Maiden Voyage, 2002, Cover illustration from My Maiden Voyage, Issue 51, ink and blue pencil on paper, Collection of Lisa Thamasett
LithGraphics The World of The Graphic Novel Exhibition Program Brochure March 4 through April 29, 2012