Art and story that has touched generations of readers
THE ART OF A GRAPHIC NOVEL
This exhibition explores the creative and physical processes that were undertaken during the original production of the comic Breathtaker in the 1990s as well as how the artworks were re-adapted, tweaked and in some cases reworked with the artists during the preparation stages in 2014-2016 for the re-release of Breathtaker. Incorporating work from all aspects of the creative process the viewer will have the opportunity to experience the conception of the story, development of characters, pencil, ink, painting work as well as samples of completed comic work that all are part of constructing a narrative in the comic format.
|Pencil Art||Ink Art||Painted Art||Combined Art|
|Cover Roughs||Cover Paintings||Development Script||Character Design|
Sample Breathtaker Artwork
“Comics so good they can almost take your breath away” — Neil Gaiman
THE BREATHTAKER EXHIBITION TEAM
ABOUT THE BREATHTAKER EXHIBITION
Complete Information for this Traveling Exhibition
Contents: Approximately 90 original artworks; photographs; objects; introductory and informational panels; and object/extended identification labels. A PDF, including a list of all elements of the show, and images of the show pieces, is available on request.
Print Materials: A handsome show catalog, postcards and the hardback graphic novel will be available.
Video: An HD video documentary of Marc Hempel creating a piece of BREATHTAKER art is available for inclusion in the exhibit.
Artists: Mark Wheatley and Marc Hempel are available, on request, for signings, power point lecture and PR interviews.
Security: Medium, all works must be monitored by a trained security officer/staff member at all times during public hours.
Environment: Light level -18 to 22 foot candles for paintings and 10 to 12 foot candles for works on paper and other light restricted objects. Humidity -50% plus or minus 5% and temperature 68 – 72 degrees, no direct sunlight and no direct contact with light fixtures or heating, air conditioning, ventilation, or electrical outlets.
Space Requirements: approx. 1500 square