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July 20, 2011
The Fine Art of Comics with Gary Panter, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware 

From left, Gary Panter, Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, John Carlin. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From left, Gary Panter, Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, John Carlin. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Chris Ware. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Chris Ware. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From left, Chris Ware and Art Spiegelman. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
From left, Chris Ware and Art Spiegelman. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Gary Panter. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke
Gary Panter. Photograph by Tiffany Oelfke

“The Kin-der-Kids” and “Wee Willie Winkie’s World,” the pioneering and popular comic strips that Lyonel Feininger debuted in 1906, formed the basis of many of his subsequent paintings, as the visual language of comics that he employed for his commercial work migrated into his canvases. The cross-pollination between comics and high art, which began in the early 20th century, also fed the extraordinary explosion of graphic novels and comics in the past several decades. In conjunction with the exhibition Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World, a panel of master comic artists, including Gary Panter, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware, discuss the intersection of comics and fine art. Moderated by John Carlin.