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October 3, 2006

afNew: Comics Exhibitions in '44, '48

I liked this news brief because it hints that there's a bunch of folks fighting over this information, which for all I know could be true. Gianfranco Goria's site has a brief up that states that the first newspaper comics exhibits were in '44 and '48, with an international exhibition in 1948. Supposedly the second US convention had a catalog by Clark Kinnaird called Setting Straight Some Facts About the Origin of Comic Strips (Bob Beerbohm, of course, has a copy and reprints its text here.)

Supposedly these exhibitions stand in counter-evidence to claims a 1951 Brazilian exhibition was the first international comics exhibition.

I'm not sure why this amuses me, but it does.
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