Posts tagged ‘comic books’
October 1, 2010  |  Five for Friday
Five for Friday: See You in the Funny Pages

Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection.

When the first newspaper comic strips appeared in the 1890s, arbiters of “high culture” derided the medium as sub-literate pablum for the masses. Yet despite the (elitist, borderline-xenophobic) hand-wringing of the highfalutin set, comics quickly captured America’s heart—and the imagination of generations of artists.