Fenwick Gallery hosts exhibition of self-published student comics

Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University is pleased to host “We Make Comics!an exhibition of minicomics and process art from students in the School of Art. The exhibition is on view in Fenwick Gallery from April 27 through May 29, 2022.

“We Make Comics!” showcases the process of creating comics from first pitch through final print, and features work from students in the inaugural “Dynamic Publishing” course at Mason. Students in this class developed minicomics (short, self-published comics) in multiple genres, from science fiction to fantasy and slice-of-life. These artists worked in a range of media through the sketch and design stages and produced the final version of their comics using Risograph printing. The exhibition presents story outlines and notes, character sketches, and rough drafts alongside the finished minicomics, demonstrating the breadth of the creative process and showing how much a story can change during development and final printing. 

“We Make Comics” features work from thirteen student artists, and is curated by Chen Bi (Fenwick Gallery Graduate Research Assistant) and Stephanie Grimm (Art & Art History Librarian and Fenwick Gallery Manager), with support from Prof. Christopher Kardambikis, instructor for “Dynamic Publishing” in Spring 2022.

“We Make Comics” is on display in Fenwick Gallery, located in Fenwick Library on Mason’s Fairfax campus, and may be viewed during the library’s business hours. Visit the Libraries website at http://library.gmu.edu for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

For more information on “We Make Comics!”, contact Stephanie Grimm at sgrimm4@gmu.edu. For general inquiries about the University Libraries or George Mason University, contact Jessica Clark, Development and Communications Officer, at jclarkw@gmu.edu.

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