Since the first convention held in San Diego 45 years ago, Comic Con International has been bringing together comics, movie, and science fiction fans, while creating a lot of great art along the way. Drawing from their institutional archives, The Art of Comic Con celebrates art as an integral tool in promoting the organizations mission of creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms.
Providing unprecedented access to original art by over 60 comic artists, the exhibition showcases some of the finest examples of unique comic art produced for and assembled by the organization over the years. Included are original artworks used in promoting Comic-Con and sister conventions WonderCon, and APE, the Alternative Press Expo.
The artwork on display cannot comprehensively chronicle Comic-Con's history as the longest-running, continuously held comics convention. However, it taps into the pulse and imagination of the industry and in keeping with Comic-Con's mission, celebrates the historic, educational, and ongoing contributions of comics to art and culture.