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January 24 - February 23, 2014

Art-Mageddon:

When Pictures and Words Collide

Comics collaborations by VCU artists and writers
Frable and smallspace Galleries

Opening Reception for the Artists
Fourth Friday, January 24, 2014
7:00-10:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public


Both the Frable and smallspace galleries will feature "Art-Mageddon: When Pictures and Words Collide, Comics collaborations by VCU artists and writers." This exhibition was created through a joint effort of VCU Communication Arts and VCU English Department Writing Students enrolled in the new class called "Collaborating on Comics" taught by Kelly Alder and Tom De Haven. Students created original comics between 10 and 14 pages in an artistic partnership. De Haven remarked on this process "The writers concocted the captions and dialogóbut not entirely. The artists designed the characters and determined the graphic styleóbut not exclusively. In good comics, words and images are inseparable, they blend and they bond, become a single thing, a compound. Itís a kind of magic, but itís also a kind of pharmacology..."

Read more from VCU News

The visual and the verbal:
New class teams artists and writers to create comics




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