'September 11' graphic novels to be spotlighted in exhibit at NYC's Exit Art Gallery

Tue, January 22nd, 2002 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

An unprecedented coalition of comic-book publishers and creative talent has

joined forces to create SEPTEMBER 11 Volumes 1 and 2, intended to honor and

benefit the victims of the stateside terrorist attacks that shocked the

world on September 11, 2001.

On January 26, New York's Exit Art Gallery will feature REACTIONS, an

exhibition showcasing artwork from both SEPTEMBER 11 volumes in addition to

other submissions of art, poetry, photographs, and other pieces of art

collected for this show. The show runs through March 30 at 548 Broadway in

Manhattan.

Over 200 artists and writers have delicately crafted their own artistic

reactions to the events of September 11, 2001, creating stories and images

that the art form of comics is uniquely able to capture. Coordinated by

Chaos Comics, Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, (and its imprints VERTIGO and

WildStorm as well as MAD Magazine) and Image Comics with assistance from Oni Press and Top Shelf Productions, SEPTEMBER 11 is a two-volume companion set

scheduled for release in January. Artwork from these books also will be

shown as part of an international exhibit called REACTIONS at Exit Art in

New York City beginning on January 26, 2002.

"On September 11th, we all felt like we were connected to everyone who

suffered from the terrorist acts," said Dark Horse President and Publisher

Mike Richardson. "All over the country, and throughout our industry,

everyone wanted to do something to help. As a result, an incredible array

of talent came together to make this amazing project possible."

"The finest creative talent in comics had stories they wanted to tell about

the heroism and horrors of September 11th, and where the world is going from

here, said Paul Levitz, Executive Vice President and Publisher - DC Comics.

"It was a privilege to work with them on a book that's both heartwarming and

heartrending at the same time."

Exit Art represents an independent view of American Culture. A non-profit

cultural center in New York, Exit Art has charted the new in art and

contemporary culture since its founding in 1982. Over the course of more

than 19 years, Exit Art has been presenting groundbreaking exhibitions on

visual art, design, performance, popular culture and media, bringing

under-recognized concepts and art practices to a larger public locally and

globally.

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