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Monday, December 13, 2010
Everyone should go & check out the new Jaffe Center exhibit, "GRAPHIX: Sequence, Image, Story." The graphic novel exhibit features a wide variety of genres, stories & art style & forms. Featured are novels created with illustrations, woodcuts, photography, digital photography & even a comic to be read with 3-D glasses. The exhibit is all over the library & in the Center itself is a couple of shelves of graphic novels for you to browse & read. Pretty cool stuff, right?
The mission of the exhibit is to show the narrative power of the graphic novel while defining & redefining what a graphic novel is. The medium is often misunderstood & criticized by the general public & few see it as true art or literature. I'm often confused as to why the general consensus is the separation of image & word. I'm a true believer that there is a graphic novel out there for everyone, but it may be really hard for someone to find & I'm hoping that a couple of people may find their graphic novel because of the exhibit.