Currently at the CaixaForum Madrid, in Spain, a comic art exhibition titled, ‘Comic. Dreams And History‘ is on display.
The comprehensive exhibition presents a history of Western comic characters and their presence in comic strips. 350 pieces are on display, with over 300 original artwork from highly talented and well known artists. The exhibition also pays tribute to how comics evolved within Spain.
Some of the art found within the exhibition include such work by artists as Richard Felton Outcault, Winsor McCay, Milton Caniff, Hergé, Claire Bretécher, Alex Raymond, Will Eisner, Frank Miller, John Romita, Jack Kirby, Alan Moore, Moebius, Hugo Pratt, Quino, Francisco Ibáñez, Laura Pérez Vernetti, Purita Campos, Juanjo Guarnido, Goscinny and Uderzo, Alberto Breccia, Enki Bilal and Robert Crumb.
Some of the comic book characters on display include The Yellow Kid, Little Nemo in Slumberland, Terry and the Pirates, Tintin, Flash Gordon, The Spirit, Sin City, The Amazing Spider-man, Watchmen, Arzach and Corto Maltese.
We also find an original Phantom comic strip panel in the exhibition, illustrated by Ray Moore in 1941 (seen below on the right-hand display wall).
The original comic strip art is from the classic Lee Falk story, ‘The Return of The Sky Band‘, published in newspapers from the 2nd of March, 1941, thru till the 22nd of February, 1942. A closer look of the amazing work by Ray Moore can be seen below.
Comic. Dreams And History at CaixaForum Madrid, commenced on the 26th of May and will close on the 28th of August, 2022.
To read more about the exhibition, click HERE