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‘September 11’ graphic novels to be spotlighted in exhibit at NYC’s Exit Art Gallery

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Official Press Release

An unprecedented coalition of comic-book publishers and creative talent has
joined forces to create SEPTEMBER 11 Volumes 1 and 2, intended to honor and
benefit the victims of the stateside terrorist attacks that shocked the
world on September 11, 2001.

On January 26, New York’s Exit Art Gallery will feature REACTIONS, an
exhibition showcasing artwork from both SEPTEMBER 11 volumes in addition to
other submissions of art, poetry, photographs, and other pieces of art
collected for this show. The show runs through March 30 at 548 Broadway in
Manhattan.

Over 200 artists and writers have delicately crafted their own artistic
reactions to the events of September 11, 2001, creating stories and images
that the art form of comics is uniquely able to capture. Coordinated by
Chaos Comics, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, (and its imprints VERTIGO and
WildStorm as well as MAD Magazine) and Image Comics with assistance from Oni Press and Top Shelf Productions, SEPTEMBER 11 is a two-volume companion set
scheduled for release in January. Artwork from these books also will be
shown as part of an international exhibit called REACTIONS at Exit Art in
New York City beginning on January 26, 2002.

“On September 11th, we all felt like we were connected to everyone who
suffered from the terrorist acts,” said Dark Horse President and Publisher
Mike Richardson. “All over the country, and throughout our industry,
everyone wanted to do something to help. As a result, an incredible array
of talent came together to make this amazing project possible.”

“The finest creative talent in comics had stories they wanted to tell about
the heroism and horrors of September 11th, and where the world is going from
here, said Paul Levitz, Executive Vice President and Publisher – DC Comics.
“It was a privilege to work with them on a book that’s both heartwarming and
heartrending at the same time.”

Exit Art represents an independent view of American Culture. A non-profit
cultural center in New York, Exit Art has charted the new in art and
contemporary culture since its founding in 1982. Over the course of more
than 19 years, Exit Art has been presenting groundbreaking exhibitions on
visual art, design, performance, popular culture and media, bringing
under-recognized concepts and art practices to a larger public locally and
globally.

‘September 11’ graphic novels to be spotlighted in exhibit at NYC’s Exit Art Gallery
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