Kapow!

Exhibition

Kapow!
April 20, 2024

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Jun 20, 2024
3:00 pm
VENUE: 
MANAAKI NUI
Free

Celebrate the development of the exciting medium of comic books, with a focus on local, national and international illustrators, writers, cartoonists and graphic artists. Opening Saturday 20 April, 3pm | MANAAKI NUI | Free, all welcome

Journey with us through a timeline of comic book art and working drawings, from the 1930s through to today's graphic novels, and have a go at creating some of your own comic-style artwork.

Comic books have been an integral part of popular culture for nearly a century, with their roots tracing back to the early 1900s when newspaper comic strips became a sensation. However, it wasn't until the 1930s that the first modern comic books began to appear, following the success of Superman's debut in Action Comics #1 in 1938. This marked the start of what is now known as the Golden Age of Comics.

Journey with us through a timeline of comic books and poster art, from the 1930s through to today's graphic novels, alongside working drawings from some of New Zealand's leading graphic artists, and have a go at creating some of your own comic book art.

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