Infinite Canvas show @ MoCCA, Thurs., Sept. 13, 7 p.m.
September 11, 2007 Leave a comment
If you’re not doing anything on Rosh Hashana, I’ll see you at…
Infinite Canvas: The Art of Webcomics
September 14, 2007 – January 14, 2008
Infinite Canvas: The Art of Webcomics brings comics from the web page to the MoCCA stage. The exhibit explores three aspects of online comics: the unique format and design of webcomics, their appeal to niche audiences, and the transitions between web and print comics.
Curator Jennifer Babcock, who also draws the syndicated webcomic C’est La Vie, explains that webcomics are free of the space constraints and editorial censorship to which printed comics are often subjected. Webcomics also provide an outlet for a greater diversity of creators and audiences, she says, resulting in numerous niche-specific features.
This exhibit incorporates original artwork, prints of finished art, and digital displays. It features a new installment of MoCCA’s New York Artist Showcase, focusing on original artwork from the NYC members of the webcomics collective ACT-I-VATE. Also featured in the exhibit will be the immensely popular Penny Arcade, PhD, Sluggy Freelance, User Friendly, Diesel Sweeties, Mom’s Cancer, Finder, Supernatural Law, Questionable Content, Something Positive, Scary Go Round, Achewood, Narbonic, Goats, Checkerboard Nightmare, and many others.
The opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7pm. Admission to the reception is $10. The exhibit will be on display until January 14, 2008.