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Arts and Culture Exhibitions at San Diego Public Libraries
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Jim Lee, Justice League (2011), pencils by Jim Lee, inks by Scott Williams, and color by Alex Sinclair. 2011 Souvenir Book Cover. TM & © DC Comics Harvey Kurtzman, San Diego, Here I Come (1983). Ink on paper. 1983 Program Book sketch. © Harvey Kurtzman estate Gilbert Hernandez, APE (Alternative Press Expo) Cover (2012), pencils and inks by Gilbert Hernandez and color by Paul Baresh. © 2012 Gilbert Hernandez Babs Tarr, Batgirl (2015), Pencil on board. 2015 WonderCon Anaheim Program Book Cover. TM & © DC Comics

Since the first convention held in San Diego 45 years ago, Comic-Con International has been bringing together comics, movie, and science fiction fans, while creating a lot of great art along the way. Drawing from their institutional archives, The Art of Comic-Con celebrates art as an integral tool in promoting the organization’s mission of creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms.

Providing unprecedented access to original art by over 60 comic artists, the exhibition showcases some of the finest examples of unique comic art produced for and assembled by the organization over the years. Included are original artworks used in promoting Comic-Con and sister conventions WonderCon, and APE, the Alternative Press Expo.

The Art of Comic-Con presents select pieces from the organization’s archives, including works by Sergio Aragonés, Howard Chaykin, Cliff Chiang, Michael Cho, Colleen Coover, Rick Geary, Gilbert Hernandez, Jim Lee, Dave McKean, Frank Miller, Marshall Rogers, John Romita Jr., Bill Sienkiewicz, William Stout, Babs Tarr, and others. The exhibition was developed and jointly organized by Kara West, the Library’s Arts and Culture Exhibition Manager and Gary Sassaman, Comic-Con International’s Director of Print and Digital Media

The exhibition is made possible through a collaboration between the San Diego Public Library, Comic-Con International, and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. 


Currently on View

JUNE 20, 2015 –

AUGUST 30, 2015



Gallery Hours

Tuesday 12-5 PM
Wednesday  12-5 PM
Thursday 2-7 PM
Friday 12-5 PM
Saturday 12-4 PM
Sunday    12-4 PM

Special Comic-Con Hours

Wed., July 8       10 AM-7 PM
Thur., July 9 10 AM-7 PM
Fri., July 10 12-6 PM
Sat., July 11 12-6 PM
Sun., July 12 12-6 PM

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For more information about library exhibitions, see our "About" page or email

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About On View

On View is part of the San Diego Public Library’s mission to inspire lifelong learning through connections to knowledge and each other. Exhibition programs allow free access to the visual arts, while promoting San Diego artists and creative community groups.


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