JUSTICE! Alternative Voices and Progressive Themes in Comics

Christopher Reno March 04 – April 16, 2016 RECEPTION: Friday, March 04, 4pm – 7pm GALVIN FINE ARTS CENTER CATICH GALLERY 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 …

Creative Monday Magazine Interview

BY MILTON GEORGE A Q & A with Creative Monday Magazine. Read below or view original post. “Like the clay studies that classical sculptures were based on, I visualized an effort to reshape myself and propose the possibility of a new ideal, one positioned more as a work in progress than an achievable end.” I’M PATRICK EARL HAMMIE, AND THIS IS HOW I CREATE My name is Patrick Earl Hammie and I’m a visual artist who makes large-scale portrait and figural oil paintings. I draw from art history, visual culture, and personal experience to examine ideas related to cultural identity, masculinity, beauty, and …