Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Poe artwork on exhibit

For this week only(until October 9), a special exhibit of artwork of the 1947 edition of Classics Illustrated version of Edgar Allan Poe's story "The Pit and the Pendulum" will be on view at WNYBAC. Classics Illustrated were early “Graphic Novels”. The black and white ink drawings feature panels that were later revised fr the final version. This unique insight into the production process in the days well before Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. This limited rare opportunity to see the original artwork is a special treat as part of this year’s Big Read and Buffalo International Film Festival events around the city. Original artwork from the same issue for “Fall of the House of Usher” (as well as an exhibit of vintage Nursery Rhymes) will be on display at Karpeles Manuscript Museum at 453 Porter Avenue.

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