Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Don't Miss: Masters of American Comics

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

If you've been putting off seeing the "Masters of American Comics" exhibit that is occurring simultaneously at the MOCA downtown, and at UCLA's Hammer Museum in Westwood, then put it off no further. You only have about two weeks remaining before this show leaves our city. LAist has seen this exhibit, and it is truly stunning. Our highlights were seeing so much of Jack Kirby's original artwork in the flesh, the man had such a command of the comic book superhero style. Counter that with Chris Ware's often melancholy portaits of American life, and it really spans the whole breadth of the medium. The breakdown is - Winsor McCay, Lyonel Feininger, George Herriman, E.C. Segar, Frank King, Chester Gould, Milton Caniff, and Charles M. Schulz at the Hammer Museum, and Will Eisner, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Gary Panter, and Chris Ware at MOCA.

Take the time to go and visit. You'll be glad that you did.