Saturday, May 28, 2011

Getting ready for Graphic Language

This week we finished acquiring all of the original works for the graphic language exhibition from Felix de la Concha, Ana Merino, Corey Creekmur, and Adam Mix. The pieces we were able to choose from included original works by Steve Ditko, R. Crumb, Phoebe Gloeckner, Will Eisner, and Alison Bechdel. We also have some great complete stories from E.C. comics published in their heyday of the 1950s! Our prized piece is an original Windsor McKay. We will pair these with works from the University of Iowa permanent collection including prints from Goya, Picasso, and Blake.

Here we are checking in pieces from the amazing collection of Adam Mix.

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  1. Rachel caught me grinning like a possum (as Southerners say) because that's a piece of original Jack Kirby art in front of me, a CAPTAIN AMERICA page featuring The Red Skull! Beneath the academic scholar lurks a nerdy fanboy! To my right are 3 huge hand-colored pages of the sadly forgotten newspaper strip TAILSPIN TOMMY. On the other side of the table are original covers of EC comics. Amazing! That's UIMA Chief Curator Kathleen Edwards on the left, Museum Executive Director Sean O'Harrow behind me, and Manager of Exhibitions and Collections Jeff Martin making sure everything is properly signed in. This is going to be a GREAT exhibit, everybody!