‘LitGraphic’ and the Comic Arts Festival at Norman Rockwell Museum
Okay, I’ll admit that I have yet to check out The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. While this might not seem like such an egregious sin at first, consider the fact that I lived less than an hour away from the museum for nearly five years and, well… there’s really no excuse.
That’s why I was happy to see some PR cross my desk for a Comic Arts Festival happening this weekend at the museum in celebration of their ongoing "LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel" exhibit.
Here’s all of the relevant info:
Comic Arts Festival at the Norman Rockwell Museum
Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us for an exciting day of workshops, lectures, book signings, and conversation with noted comic artists and historians in celebration of LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel.
Artists Howard Cruse, Marc Hempel, Jack Purcell, R. Sikoryak, Lauren Weinstein, and Mark Wheatley will be with us to discuss their work, lead drawing demonstrations, and inspire the creation of comics of your own. Comic art collector Scott Eder, graphic novel historian Robin Brenner, and author/art critic David A. Berona will offer insights into the evolution of the field and the current comics marketplace. Be a part of our wet ink sessions and mini comic exchange! Refreshments will be served, and lunches will be available for purchase.
As the press release mentioned, our own ComicMix comic artist Mark Wheatley (EZ Street) will be among the noted guests in attendance at the show. While that should be more than enough reason to check it out, I also hear that the museum is actually quite a nice place… but I’m hoping to confirm that for myself this weekend.
You can find out more information about the festival, including a full schedule of events and contact information, on the schedule of current exhibits at the Norman Rockwell Museum website.