First, today marks the unofficial opening of the "Reconstructing Comics: Explorations in Sequential Art" exhibit. This exhibit features artwork by a whopping seven cartoonists (three of whom are D+Qers!): Derik Badman, Ivan Brunetti, Vanessa Davis (Make Me A Woman), Aidan Koch, Andrei Molotiu, Anders Nilsen (he of the brand new Rage of Poseidon), and John Porcellino (King-Cat Classix, Perfect Example and more).
Anders Nilsen is displaying a selection of originals from Big Questions and The End. Whatever John P and Vanessa D have in store for you, I'm sure it's equally wonderful and thoughtful about the art form of comics. I'm fully jealous of all you midwesterners who get to go.
Cuz if that's not enough for you, on Monday, you have the official opening of the exhibit with a reception from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. After that, no big deal, but there is a talk by Art Spiegelman!
Art will be giving his "What the %@&*! Happened to Comics?" lecture, which I'm sure I don't need to tell you is one of the most entertaining and insightful comics history discussions imaginable. Tickets for the lecture are $10 and can be purchased by calling (920) 565-1536. His appearance is part of Lakeland's Krueger Fine Arts Series. The lecture takes place in the Bradley Theatre at 7:30 pm on Monday November 18th.
The exhibit will be up until December 12, 2013.