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Sunshine and Superheroes: San Diego Comic-Con

Led by OMCA’s Associate Curator of Contemporary History and Trends Suzanne Fischer and SDSU history professor Sarah Elkind, Sunshine and Superheroes: San Diego Comic-Con explores the themes of gender in comics, San Diego's shift towards tourism, and the social and political ramifications of comics through the ages. The presentation includes artifacts such as vintage comic books, Comic-Con paraphernalia, superhero outfits, along with original student-produced videos and an interactive photo booth complete with costumes for visitors to try on. The resulting exhibition portrays the ways in which Comic-Con and comics in general have both impacted and been influenced by the economy and culture of San Diego and the world.