Comic book exhibit arrives at Barrick
Gallery illustrates graphic novel created by local artists
Like an interactive game of Clue, the noir-mystery comic exhibit Tales from Fremont Street opened on Nov. 2 in conjunction with the 48-page book of the same name.
Illustrating the murder of Fremont character Shane Cook — a drunk, a gambler and an occasional thief — local artists Evan Dent, The Fillbach Brothers, Ed Hawkins, Jarret Keene, Victor Moya, Pj Perez, Deryl Skelton, F. Andrew Taylor, Warren Wucinich, Jska Preibe and Dylan Todd all contributed to the book that inspired the exhibit.
Perez (exhibit editor) said each artist tackled a different part of the story — the inspiration for the round-robin writing style came from Restless City, a book produced for the 2009 Vegas Valley Book Festival.
“The exhibit is an immersive experience,” Perez said, “so if you either read the comic or follow the narrative of the art on the walls, you see how all the props play into the story.”
Tales of Fremont Street will be open until Jan. 15 at the Barrick Museum of Natural History.