BAM! It’s a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels - Marina Arts District in Corpus Christi, TX

April 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am – June 25, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Art Museum of South Texas
1902 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78402
Adults $8, Seniors $6, Children 12 and under free
Art Museum of South Texas
BAM! It's a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels @ Art Museum of South Texas | Corpus Christi | Texas | United States

This art exhibition features today’s leading and best graphic artists of the illustration world. Graphic novels have gained immense popularity in recent years to a diverse, expanded audience. According to the American Library Association, they are among the fastest growing categories in publishing and bookselling. The cave paintings of ages past and hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt were the first examples of storytelling through pictures. Over the years the graphic novel has emerged as a financially successful medium combining storytelling and fine art and evolved into the popular DC Comic heroes we recognize today: Superman, Batman, and Marvel Comic’s Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and X-Men.