The "Ink Plots" exhibit at SVA…
Above photo: Outside the School of Visual Arts.
This Fall, the School of Visual Arts (located at 209 East 23rd Street, New York, NY) is having an art exhibit focusing on comic book artwork by SVA alumni. Stay tuned for details.
Press release from the School of Visual of Arts:
Coming This Fall—Ink Plots: The Tradition of the Graphic Novel at SVA
October 9 - November 7, 2010
Visual Arts Gallery
601 West 26 Street, 15th Floor
New York City
It’s been three decades since legendary cartoonist and former SVA faculty member Will Eisner coined the term "graphic novel," and since then the format has grown steadily in popularity and critical acclaim. The graphic novel’s success is especially noteworthy as other print media have struggled for an audience in the face of blogs, Facebook pages and iPhone apps. Curated by Marshall Arisman, chair of the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay Department, and Thomas Woodruff, chair of the BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department, this exhibition of published works and original art by SVA alumni helps explain the format’s enduring appeal.
Stay tuned for information on events planned in conjunction with "Ink Plots," including a benefit to establish a scholarship fund for cartooning and illustration students.