Brooklyn Defender Superhero Pub Crawl
Saturday, November 5, 2:00 – 6:00 pm
In celebration of the Heroes in the Making exhibition, Brooklyn Brewery has teamed up with bars across Denton to host the Brooklyn Defender Superhero Pub Crawl! The Bearded Monk, Mellow Mushroom, Eastside, Oak Street Draft House and Cocktail Parlor, and Harvest House have teamed up with local artists to recreate the Defender superhero. Participants can vote for their favorite artist rendition of the Defender superhero at each bar and can enter to win a costume contest! This free flow crawl will start at the PAAC and end at Harvest House. So suit up, grab a frosty Brooklyn Brewery beer, and DEFEND DENTON!
about the exhibition
Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comic Production
Presented in partnership with More Fun Comics and Games
September 16, 2016 – December 10, 2016
Patterson Appleton Arts Center
$5 special exhibition admission; Free for GDAC members, students, and children under 12
From classic D.C. and Marvel heroes to independent artists and graphic novelists, today comic art surrounds us in print, toys, films, and online. But how do such artists create the heroes of tomorrow? This interactive exhibition brings together original illustrations, published works, scripts, and sketches to explore the history and future of comic production. Enjoy a selection of works from comic masters Jack Kirby, Curt Swan, Keith Giffen, Stan Lee, and Richard Sala, including such beloved characters as Superman and Silver Surfer. With a “behind-the scenes” focus on how comics are made, visitors of all ages can create their own comics in hands-on maker stations or enjoy their favorite comics in our reading lounge.
This exhibition is organized by the Greater Denton Arts Council in partnership with guest curator Josh Rose. Josh Rose is an art historian and comics enthusiast. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas and has held positions at the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Office of Cultural Affairs, city of Dallas. He is currently faculty at El Centro College.