SPOILERS: Comic Book Art Exhibition
Local photographer Troy Freund, owner of Troy Freund Photography, has announced his upcoming comic book art exhibition, SPOILERS. Coinciding with international Free Comic Book Day, SPOILERS will kick off May 4th with an afternoon of dramatic readings from comic book scripts, as well as appearances by local writers and artists.
Housed in the gallery space of Z Chiropractic, 2331 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue in Bay View, SPOILERS
features work by a dozen artists. Local writers whose own (or collaborators’) illustrations will be
featured include Matt Chic of Egyptian Shumba, Lisa Walker England of Rise of the Tiger, and Rich
Koslowski, whose credits include Archie, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Three Fingers. Out-of-town artists
include Ryan Claytor, Darick Robertson, Phil Hester, among other well-known contributors to the
mainstream comic industry.
The SPOILERS kickoff will be held May 4th from 11 AM to 5 PM. At 1:30 and 3:30 PM, Freund has
planned two programs of dramatic reading, with actors performing selected scenes from comic scripts.
“[Comic book and graphic novel] scripts get the short shrift,” Freund said. “Our dramatic readings will
demonstrate the artistic power of good comic book writing.”
Featured comics for the dramatic reading include X-Men, Daredevil, Swamp Thing, and Preacher,
among others. Each selection explores themes surrounding the idea of The Hero, such as self-sacrifice,
equality, mysticism, philosophy, turning points, and epic battles. Before and after each reading, guests
may view the artwork and visit Collector’s Edge Comics (across the street) for a free comic book.
SPOILERS is free and open to the public. Following its kickoff on May 4th, the artwork exhibit will be
open each Tuesday and Thursday from 12 to 6 pm until the closing reception on Friday, May 24th.
For more information about the show or for a complete list of featured writers and artists, please visit
the official page at http://www.troyfreund.com/2013/03/12/spoilers/. RSVP to the Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/events/147225022117759/ or call Troy Freund at (414) 405-7723.