Exhibit features work by Island comic book creators
There is a thriving community of comic book creators here on Prince Edward Island, each with their own unique style and means of telling stories visually.
A new exhibit on display at Eptek Art & Culture Centre in Summerside, Behind the Panels: Selected Works by Various Island Comic Book Creators, presents a few of these creators who are continually hard at work getting their stories out there, both traditionally and digitally. Where once the Island was rather isolated for comic book creation, it now has a strong presence in the global village, with both digital and social communication. The exhibit reveals the talent PEI has to offer.
“It’s a great time to be creating comics,” says Sandy Carruthers, the exhibit’s co-curator. The exhibit features the work of Jeff Alward, Jess Anne, Sandy Carruthers, Brenda Hickey, Tyler Landry, Troy Little, Ramón Sierra, and Jenni Zelin. Behind the Panels also offers a glimpse at some of the Island’s upcoming talent. Behind the Panels will be on display until October 5.
Eptek Art & Culture Centre is a site of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation and is located at 130 Heather Moyse Drive on the Summerside waterfront. The Centre is open Tuesdays to Fridays 10 to 4 and Sundays 12 to 4. 902-888-8373, www.peimuseum.com.