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Artist Turns Comic Book Art into More Art


Many consider comic books to be a form of art, but, what happens when someone makes art out of comic books?

The answer can be found at a new exhibit entitled "and everything in between." at the Spacetaker Gallery in the Winter Street Studios.

Houston artist Curtis Gannon uses comic book reprints to fashion artistic pieces that pay homage to classic comic books.

Prior to the exhibit opening, Gannon spoke with Houston Press arts blogger Abby Koenig.

He told her that he focuses on using comic art from what is known as the Silver and Golden Age of comic books, the 1960s and 1970s, where superheroes fought evil, and the writers and artists did what they did for the love of it.

"There was a clear distinction between who was good and who was evil, and that is something that is hard to find these days," Gannon said. "It was a time before comic books were big business, and the artists and writers never knew how long they would be working."

He also said he likes the bold colors that the artists used to draw the comic books.

His love of comic books started when he was a boy. His earliest memories involve reading and collecting comic books.

He evolved from making paintings that had comic book-like qualities to actually using comic books to make his artwork.

The exhibit runs through March 2.

The Winter Street Studios are located at 2101 Winter St., northwest of downtown.

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