March 04 – April 16, 2016
RECEPTION: Friday, March 04, 4pm – 7pm
GALVIN FINE ARTS CENTER
518 W Locus St.
Davenport, IA 52803
We live in an era of superhero saturation. But who created these superheroes? And whom do they represent? While mainstream comic books actively experiment with alternative universes and progressive ideas, they are created for mass consumption and often shy away from true alternatives. The artists in this survey create comics and comic book imagery specifically for communities not often represented in mainstream comics. From the Black Lives Matter movement to the local voices of children facing incarceration or foster care, these artists illustrate stories about superheroes that live among us.