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Visual and Dramatic Arts
Dean of Humanities

Speaker: Robert Boyd

Selected Works from the Comics: Collection of Robert Boyd

Thursday, March 14, 2013  - Thursday, April 11, 2013

EMERGEncy Room, 402  Sewall Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

For most of the 20th century, America found its aspirations, fears and daily life reflected in comic strips. From the mid-1960s onward, underground and alternative comics artists have turned comics into a space for personal artistic expression. This exhibit of original comics art, drawn from the collection of Robert Boyd, explores both of these aspects of the art of comics. Robert Boyd is the publisher and principal author of The Great God Pan Is Dead, a blog about art. He studied art and art history at Rice University, and worked as an editor for Fantagraphics Books, Kitchen Sink Press and Dark Horse Comics. Talk and reception March 14.

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