Friday, August 10, 2007

Our Mecca to the MOCCA

We just got back from a trip to NYC. One of our stops was at the MOCCA (Museum of Cartoon & Comic Art). It's a small museum, but one of the few places you can see original comic art in person.

Many comic artists say that one of the best ways to improve in your art is to look at original pages. I like looking at them up close, analyzing the process and technique.

The show currently there is called "Looking for Face like Mine". For years African-Americans were ignored in sequential art, or portrayed using negative stereotypes. This show documents this, but also shows examples of characters and creators who started to turn things around.

If you're interested in this museum, you can learn more about them from their website.

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