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The Boise Art Museum Presents the Art of the Graphic Novel

artwork: Jim Woodring - "Frank in the Pond, Cover of Jim Vol. 2.1", 1993 - Watercolor on watercolor board - 16" x 11". © 1994 by Jim Woodring. On view at the Boise Art Museum in ”Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel" from August 20th until November 27th.

Boise ID.- The Boise Art Museum is pleased to present “Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel”, an exhibition which explores the work of 40 Northwest comic artists. For decades comics have largely been viewed as light-hearted and amusing stories told through simple line art. But in recent years, comics have moved from the cultural fringes into the artistic and literary mainstream. The Los Angeles Times recently added a Graphic Novel category to its slate of annual Book Prizes, citing the medium as “an expanding part of the book landscape, both aesthetically and commercially”. ”Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel” will be on view at the museum from August 20th through November 27th.