deutsche Versionfrom 3.-6.June 2010

A Century of Comics
The newspaper strip years
3 to 6 June 2010
Opening hours: Thu noon–7 p.m., Fri/Sat 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Kongresszentrum Heinrich-Lades-Halle, Großer Saal

The artform of comics – developed around the same time as film – instantly enjoyed great popularity at the end of the nineteenth century. As large and colourful supple-ments to American Sunday newspapers comics were aimed at the millions of immi-grants who were still unsure of the language and customs of the New World. Ex-cluded as they were from bourgeois cultural life, comics offered the new citizens their own cultural communicative platform that today seems visionary in its symbiotic com-bination of text and imagery considering the development of the 20th century into a “media century”. The exhibition by Alexander Braun that will be shown during the 14th Erlangen Inter-national Comic Salon after stops in the Museum Huelsmann in Bielefeld, the RWE-Tower in Dortmund and the Gallery of the City of Remscheid documents these excit-ing years using the printed original newspapers as well as original drawings by impor-tant artists from the last 100 years: Lyonel Feininger, Winsor McCay, Rudolph Dirks, Harold Knerr, Bud Fisher, George Herriman, George McManus, Chester Gould, Hal Foster, Burne Hogarth, Milton Caniff, Chic Young, Walt Kelly, Tony Millionaire, Tomas Bunk and many others.

An exhibition by Alexander Braun for the 14th Erlangen International Comic Salon.



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