The World of the Graphic Novel
March 4 - April 29, 2012

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel examines the use of sequential art as a significant form of visual communication, placing specific emphasis on the art of the contemporary graphic novel. Published in book form, the graphic novel employs words and pictures to address thought-provoking subjects that serve as the thematic framework for the exhibition. Commentary by artists and curators focusing on recurring subjects, artistic and cultural influences, and the climate that impacts the creative process is woven throughout the exhibition where contemporary art meets traditional America.

Peter Kuper, untitled illustration for The System.
1996 Peter Kuper. All rights reserved.

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel features more than 200 original art works, including paintings, drawings, storyboards, studies, books, photographs, and a documentary film, offering insights into the lives of the artists and the nature of their work.

This exhibition was organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.


Terry Moore, My Maiden Voyage, cover illustration for Strangers in Paradise #51, July 2002. 2002 Terry Moore. All rights reserved.


Will Eisner, Baxters Perfect Crime #1, illustration for The Spirit, 1947. 1947 The Estate of Will Eisner. All rights reserved.


Marc Hempel, The Sandman 1993 DC Comics. All rights reserved.