The Art of San Diego Comic-Con

Comic-Con first made its inaugural debut in San Diego back in 1970. To commemorate  45 years of celebrating all things comic books, popular arts, and geekdom, San Diego Comic-Con is showcasing an exhibition art gallery that will take fans back in time.

The art of Comic-Con can be seen at the Downtown San Diego Central Library. I had the chance to visit the gallery recently and was in awe of the visual history that Comic-Con has to offer. Not only were superhero drawings featured, but the popular SDCC mascot Toucan as well. In fact there’s a timeline of the infamous Toucan throughout the years.

Also featured were the iconic Comic-Con banners from years past such as Thor and Bart Simpson. Works by Jim Lee and his versions of Superman, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the Justice League were also displayed. WonderCon (SDCC’s sister convention) art was also displayed. The new Batgirl by artist extraordinaire Babs Tarr and her sketches and drawings of Gotham’s heroine can be viewed as well.

With Comic-Con 2015 just around the corner, what better way to get ready for said event than by taking a look at the beauty and wonders that the popular arts has to offer.

You can visit the Art Gallery @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common located at the 9th floor of the San Diego Central Library. Admission is free.

Hours of Operation (June 20-July 7, July 13th-August 30th):
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00-5:00
Thursday 2:00-7:00
Saturday and Sunday 12:00-4:00

July 8th & 9th   10:00-7:00
July10th -12th 12:00-6:00

The San Diego Central Library is located at 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101


Batgirl artwork by Babs Tarr
Batgirl artwork by Babs Tarr