In Sequence: The Art of Comics

Hoag Gallery | June 9, 2018 – September 23, 2018


About the exhibition:

In Sequence: the Art of Comics is an exhibition on display in conjunction with other animation and cartoon- themed exhibits and programs at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center and the Buell Children’s Museum. This international exhibition was juried by illustrator Dave McKean and has artists represented from Pueblo to Hawaii and even Paris! Several prizes have been awarded, including Best of Show, 1st Prize, and 2nd Prize.

About the Juror: Dave McKean
Dave McKean is an English illustrator, writer, photographer, filmmaker and musician. McKean is well-known for illustrating books by authors such as Neil Gaiman, Heston Blumenthal, Ray Bradbury and Stephen King, writing and illustrating graphic novels, and working on films such as Coraline, MirrorMask, and Luna.

McKean has won numerous awards and accolades. Over the years, he has been nominated five times for a World Fantasy Award, winning in 1991. His graphic novel Cages won the International Alph Award, Italy’s La Pantera, and Harvey Awards for best Graphic Novel. He has been nominated six times and won three Spectrum Awards. His collection of short comics, Pictures That Tick won the Victoria & Albert Museum Illustrated Book of the Year Award. In 2003, McKean won a British Science Fiction Award along with Neil Gaiman for their work, The Wolves in the Walls which was also named the NY Times Illustrated Book of the Year. His film MirrorMask won nine awards and his film, Luna, won Best British Feature at the Raindance Festival among others.


Sangre de Cristo show examines the best images in comic books

Bedecked in a black trench coat, his vibrant green hair flows wildly and bleeds onto his ghost-white head. His eyes are white, save for two tiny black pupils, and stare deadly straight with spattered red surrounding them. His mouth is a black, gaping hole met lightly with a bit of red on his lower lip and pale white from his chin. Read more

Puebloan one of 3 locals chosen for international juried exhibit

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Special events:  

Sunday, Aug 12 | 12-4 PM: Free Second Sunday
Friday, Sept 7 | 5-7 PM: First Friday Artwalk
Friday, Sept 7 | 5:30 PM: Let’s Talk Animation, with 20-year veteran Disney animator Ellen Woodbury

Also showing at the Arts Center (click icons for more information):