Brian Walker, co-curator of the exhibition and Manuel Borja-Villel, director of Museo Reina Sofía, talk about George Herriman's show.
The work of Herriman came into being alongside the progress of the comic as a new artistic language surfacing in the USA at the tail end of the nineteenth century. This new medium brought with it a series of visual discoveries based on the repetition of drawings and patterns which, at this early stage, denoted a major narrative accomplishment. His most popular creation, the comic strip Krazy Kat (1913–1944), lauded by The Comics Journal as the century’s finest comic creation.
George Herriman. Krazy Kat is Krazy Kat is Krazy Kat
29 september, 2017