Topic: Comic Cons
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #4029 - This past Saturday I drove down to the San Diego Public Library to check out the special exhibit on the 9th floor.
That exhibit is titled: 'The Art of San Diego Comic-Con International'. It is running from June 20th to August 30th, so there should be enough time for you to check it out also.
The exhibit has banner art, cover art illustrations, and interior pages artwork. The art covers the 45 year history of the San Diego Comic Con.
The whole exhibit should take you about an hour to check it all out, as this is an exhibit, and does not go in depth (in my opinion) on what the Comic-Con International should have in its own archives. What is shown at the exhibit is just a very small sample of the 45 years of artwork.
As a preview before going... You can check out the 13 minute video I shot at my YouTube Channel, or if you can't make it, the video does cover almost the full exhibited items presented.
You can also check out the photos taken at my Facebook Fan Page special album, which you can see at a more leisurely pace than the video.
For those of you attending the Comic-Con next week, there are a few programs that are being presented at the San Diego Public Library, also on the 9th floor, next to this exhibit hall.
For those of you that haven't been to Comic-Con before, this would be a good introduction to the history of the convention, as presented in an artwork format.
Again, figure about an hour to see the whole exhibit. For those of you driving there, the Library gives the first two hours of parking for free. Just remember to validate your ticket on the first floor of the Library!
Oh... Here is the hours / schedule for the exhibit:
Regular gallery hours (June 20–July 7, July 13–August 30): Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:00–5:00; Thursday: 2:00–7:00; Saturday and Sunday: 12:00–4:00.
If you didn't get tickets to Comic-Con this year, there are a lot of areas in Downtown San Diego that have Comic-Con related activities that you don't need a Comic-Con badge to enter. Be sure to add the San Diego Central Library's exhibit to that list to see without having to buy a Comic-Con ticket, which are already sold out.
~Michael D Hamersky.
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