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India Comics On Display This Weekend At LA Museum Of Art

You might be aware that comics don't just come from the U.S.

Whenever comic books are featured as part of a museum exhibit, it puts a smile on my face.  The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art ( LACMA) has an exhibit this weekend showing how its collection of ancient Indian paintings connect to modern day Indian comics.  
 
"Heroes And Villains: The Battle For Good In India's Comics" will examine the legacy of India's heroes and culture as seen in the comic book genre.  The display will include hand-drawn illustrations as well as computer designed animation.  A selection of publisher Liquid Comics' series Ramayan and Devi will be part of the exhibit.  Liquid Comics was formerly known as Virgin Comics before they were bought out.  The comics on display may not have close visual ties to the ancient art, there is a common theme based on storylines and characters involved.  The exhibition will also include recent American adaptions including the Indian version of Spider-Man (Pavitr Prabhakar).
 
If you're in the Los Angeles area, this could be worth checking out to get a little bit of culture in you and to see some different takes on the comic book genre.  For more information, visit LACMA's website.  The exhibition runs from October 17, 2009 through February 7, 2010.

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Posted by Decept-O

Regardless of the country or story, any type of comic book exposure is great especially if its regarded as art.  Cool Beans.
Posted by Aronmorales

This looks WICKED cool!

Posted by TheOmegaMan
@Decept-O: 
 
 
Well said.
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Posted by ARMIV

That looks epic!

Posted by Agent Buttons

nice
Posted by Media_Master

cool

Posted by Nighthunter

Robinson is one of my favorite writers. Not a fan of Cry for Justice though.
 
I'm still waiting ansiously for his run on Justice League and enjoy the adventures of Superman, Mon-el and the Guardian each month