Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Comic culture on display at the Library of Congress

Comic culture on display at the Library of Congress

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 00:50

The Library of Congress opens an exhibit celebrating the world of comics. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The Library of Congress in Washington D.C., is hosting a pop-up exhibit celebrating comics and graphic novels. The exhibit dubbed the "Library of Awesome" features 90 famous comic-book issues, drawings, and original comic strips chosen from the Library's collection of almost 140,000 items. "Wonder Woman" features prominently in the exhibit, and Lynda Carter who played the superhero in the 1970's television series will appear at an event at the Library of Congress on Friday (June 16). "One of the things that we would like to do in the collection is to make sure that we are including non-traditional subjects, non-traditional characters, characters," said Library of Congress reference librarian Megan Halsband. "I wanted to kind of highlight that through this exhibit as well because it is there even though it's not maybe as talked about as it could or should be." In addition to Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, and other favorite superheroes the exhibit also includes characters of diverse backgrounds including African-American, Muslim, and LGBTQ characters.

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