Johannesburg

The Art of Comics

Sep 19 - Nov 17 2019       King George St, Joubert Park, City Centre
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The creativity of South African and French comics converge in this huge exhibition of contemporary and classic comics and graphic novels. Exploring themes related to history, folklore, science fiction, autobiography and augmented reality the exhibition includes works by an array of African artists including Loyiso Mkize (author of African superhero series Kwezi), Mogorosi Motshumi (author of the graphic novel autobiography The Initiation) and Luke Molver (the artist who drew the 1980s comic strip Sloppy).

French artists taking part in the exhibition include cartoonist, comic artist and film director Riad Sattouf (formerly at Charlie Hebdo and author of The Secret Life of Teenagers), Pénélope Bagieu who has a popular illustrated blog called My Life Is Fascinating and award-winning comic book author and publisher Lewis Trondheim.

The Art of Comics also shows the work of comic book artists and animators who have venture into new technologies and innovative virtual reality formats. Complementing the exhibition is a rich programme of workshops and film screenings led by South African and French experts.

Art of Comics free events programme

Thu Sep 19 from 17:00 The museum stays open late for the official opening event and Museum Night celebration. 
Sun Sep 22 at 11:00 Guided exhibition walkabout
Tue Sep 24 As part of Heritage Day the exhibition presents a children's workshop at 10:00 with illustrator Jess
Jardim-Wedepohl and an exhibition walkabout at 11:00.
Sep 25 - 27 During the school holidays look out for comics-making workshops at the gallery led by local illustrators.
Sat Sep 28 at 13:00 Talk on Comics and Memory with French artists Camille Duvelleroy (Panama Al Brown) and
Oerd Van Cuijlenborg (Accused #2)
Sun Sep 29 at 15:00 Launch of Meanwhile, a new graphic novel filled with queer stories from East and Southern
Africa 
Sun Nov 17 at 11:00 Guided exhibition walkabout 

Date

Venue

Sep 19 2019 - Nov 17 2019
Johannesburg Art Gallery
King George St, Joubert Park, City Centre
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Price/Additional Info

Admission free

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