I made a poster fro this exhibition is the culmination of a class taught by Tom Dehaven and Kelly Alder titled, Collaborating on Comics. The class sought writers from VCU’s English Dept and Artists from VCU’s Comm Arts Dept to collaborate on comics together. The event exhibits the results.

More info below:
January 24 - February 23, 2014
When Pictures and Words Collide

at artspace
Zero East 4th Street,
in the Frable & smallspace Galleries

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 dialog—but not entirely. The artists designed the characters and determined the graphic style—but not exclusively. In good comics, words and images are inseparable, they blend and they bond, become a single thing, a compound. It’s a kind of magic, but it’s also a kind of pharmacology…"

Read more from VCU News: http://news.vcu.edu/article/The_visual_and_the_verbal#.UsbRe75Lk40.twitter

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