CONVENTIONS: Dallas Comic Con gets exclusive exhibit
Dallas Comic Con will present “One Fine Sunday in the Funny Pages,” a traveling exhibition of cartoon art, May 17-19 at the Irving Convention Center, in the exhibit’s only Texas engagement. This unique display features the original art of more than 100 syndicated comic strips and panels, all published in newspapers across North America on the same Sunday – April 11, 2010.
This celebration of cartoon entertainment brings together examples of virtually every American strip and panel published today, from the long-running (Katzenjammer Kids and Gasoline Alley) to more recent entries (Dustin and Brewster Rockit: Space Guy).
“This really is a one-of-a-kind exhibit and we are thrilled to be chosen to host it at our May show,” said Ben Stevens, co-owner of C2Ventures, which produces Dallas Comic Con. “We have dozens of artists lined up for our show, including some of the top comic book artists in the business, and this special traveling exhibit truly is the icing on the cake for our customers.”
“One Fine Sunday in the Funny Papers” has visited 16 states since September 2010. It offers viewers a chance to find art of their favorite features, be introduced to comics they might not have seen before, and be re-introduced to characters from days gone by.
“This display would not have been possible without the extraordinary, unprecedented participation of so many cartoonists, and is a wonderful way for people to enjoy the wide diversity of styles, themes and genres of the funny pages,” said John Read, the exhibition’s curator and publisher of Stay Tooned! magazine.
In addition to the traveling exhibit, Dallas Comic Con will feature more than 50 comic artists on site. Among them are groundbreaking Marvel Comics artist Jim Steranko; Power Girl artist Amanda Conner; Jimmy Palmiotti, co-creator of Painkiller Jane and Ash; and Len Wein, co-creator of Wolverine and Swamp Thing.
Actors William Shatner of Star Trek fame and Nathan Fillion, star of TV’s Castle and the short-lived but much-loved sci-fi series, Firefly, top the list of two dozen media guests.
Discount tickets for Dallas Comic Con are available online through April 15. To order tickets, or for a complete list of guests, Q&A sessions and other events, please visit the website at www.dallascomiccon.com.