Come to the Henry’s Test Site Tomorrow for our new exhibition on webcomics, organized by Sarra Scherb, a UW Museology Masters candidate. Webcomics are a new step in the evolution of independent comics art. Experimenting with digital tools and innovating new narrative structures, webcomics artists create and distribute comics freed from the printed page.
Webcomics are a continuation of the anti-establishment comix of the 1960s and 1990s ‘zine culture. As their own editors and publishers, these artists contribute to a diversification of genres, while closing the artist/reader gap. Spike Trotman’s multi-layered city of Templar, AZ, Aaron Diaz’s Dresden Codak, and Dylan Meconis’ sumptuous Family Man carve out genre niches, build complex worlds and push artistic boundaries. Works incorporating sound, animation and interactivity—such as Nawlz by Sutu—prompt us to reconsider our definition of a comic.
Morning Serial is a focused selection of comics exemplary of the possibilities unique to webcomics. The Test Site exhibition will be supplemented by an online mini-site.