Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.

We invite visitors to enjoy the visual variety of the comics, and to reflect on the subtexts. Comics and graphic novels portray differences by selectively intensifying various contradictions generated in society by censorship, race relations, political agendas and gender biases. Some of the comics that are displayed may raise issues that are highly contradictory or painful to contemplate.

With that in mind, the curatorial team encourages you to dissect, deconstruct, analyze and enjoy the pictorial narratives that these items portray!

An opening reception will be held on Friday October 14, from 5 to 7 pm in the Morrison Library.

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