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

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

On January 26, New York's Exit Art Gallery will feature REACTIONS, anexhibition showcasing artwork from both SEPTEMBER 11 volumes in addition toother submissions of art, poetry, photographs, and other pieces of artcollected for this show. The show runs through March 30 at 548 Broadway inManhattan.

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

"On September 11th, we all felt like we were connected to everyone whosuffered from the terrorist acts," said Dark Horse President and PublisherMike Richardson. "All over the country, and throughout our industry,everyone wanted to do something to help. As a result, an incredible arrayof talent came together to make this amazing project possible."

"The finest creative talent in comics had stories they wanted to tell aboutthe heroism and horrors of September 11th, and where the world is going fromhere, 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 andheartrending at the same time."

Exit Art represents an independent view of American Culture. A non-profitcultural center in New York, Exit Art has charted the new in art andcontemporary culture since its founding in 1982. Over the course of morethan 19 years, Exit Art has been presenting groundbreaking exhibitions onvisual art, design, performance, popular culture and media, bringingunder-recognized concepts and art practices to a larger public locally andglobally.

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