12 May 2017

Comics! Mangas! Graphic Novels!

Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

– 10 September 2017



With a view to presenting a global perspective, the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn is using its space to bring together culture, science and art from all eras. Until 10 September 2017, the exhibition “Comics! Mangas! Graphic Novels!” presents around 300 exhibits from America, Europe and Japan.


At the end of the 19th century, comics became established as the first kind of image-based mass media that were particularly well received in immigrant circles. By the beginning of the twentieth century, well-known American newspapers had begun to include comic series and series like Winsor McCay‘s “Little Nemo in Slumberland” or “Krazy Kat” by George Herriman reached millions of adult readers. In the second half of the 1930s, the publication of comic books with superheroes made comics particularly popular with young people. The graphic novel exemplifies the literary potential of comics, and Japanese Manga has become a worldwide phenomenon. Separate sections of the exhibition are devoted to Europe and Japan.


Tickets can be ordered online in advance. 


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