Press Release

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 12:21pm
OMCA PRESENTS PANEL WITH ACCLAIMED GRAPHIC NOVELISTS DANIEL CLOWES AND CHRIS WARE

Press Release (PDF)

The
Oakland Museum of California presents
an engaging conversation with two of the world's most respected graphic
novelists, Daniel Clowes and Chris Ware, on Friday, July 27, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in OMCA's James Moore
Theater. Tickets for the program are included with Museum admission. Seating for the event is
limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the event.

Moderated
by OMCA Senior Curator of Art René de
Guzman
and joined by Susan Miller,
guest curator of Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, the discussion will explore Clowes' and Ware's perspectives
on the state of comics today, the relationship of comics to fine art, the power
of hand-drawn images in the digital age, and their individual careers, among
other topics.

"By bringing Dan and Chris
together, I can think of no clearer way to show the power of a single
individual's vision to revolutionize visual culture and to express the depth
and richness of the human experience," said de Guzman. 

The panel discussion is part of OMCA's public
program series for the exhibition Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel
Clowes
, on view at OMCA April 14 through August 12, 2012.
Organized by guest curator Susan Miller and OMCA
Senior Curator of Art René de Guzman, the exhibition
is the first-ever survey of Daniel Clowes' work.