As you may or may not know by now, I am quite the fan of Barbara Slate’s comic book work (I even had a whole Barbara Slate week back in 2013), so when I heard about an exhibit going up about her comics, I just HAD to share it with you all!
Here’s the press release:
GREAT BARRINGTON, MA – The Hillman-Jackson Gallery at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, in conjunction with the month-long Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, will present “My Life in Comics”, by comic industry trailblazer Barbara Slate. The exhibition will be on view from Tuesday, March 31 until Thursday, April 16. A gallery talk followed by a reception will take place on Tuesday, March 31 at 5:00 p.m. in the Hillman-Jackson Gallery at the Daniel Arts Center. The gallery is open to the public weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and weekends 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Barbara Slate, one of the first women to write and draw for Marvel and DC Comics – called “titanically talented” by industry legend Stan Lee – will speak about her impressive career that coincided with the growth of graphic novels from an under-the-covers cult to a well-respected genre. In a profile for the book A Century of Women Cartoonists, Slate’s career is singled out for her contribution to comics created specifically for girls in a traditionally male-dominated industry.
“My Life in Comics” will display original pages, synopses and rough sketches, demonstrating Slate’s process of illustrating a comic book or graphic novel. In addition to Marvel and DC Comics, Slate has written and drawn for Archie and Disney Comics as well as created several graphic novels such as Getting Married and other Mistakes. Slate teaches sequential art using her critically acclaimed textbook You Can Do A Graphic Novel and is a Comic Con keynote speaker
I wish I was in the area! If you happen to be in the area, you really should stop by!
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