COMIC BOOK ARTISTS
AND ILLUSTRATORS AND 9/11
Event Date: October 2, 2002
On October 2, 2002, the Prints and photographs Division of the Library
of Congress hosted a panel of comic book artists of, Will Eisner, Paul Levitz,
Jeff Mason, Peter Kuper and Trina Robbins. These five influential artists and
writers who contributed to the Library's collections discussed their work and
responses as creators to recent historic events. The presentation was held in
the Mumford room and was open and free to the public.
In the wake of the September 11,2001 terrorist attacks on the United
States, comic book artists and illustrators created powerful graphic works
depicting universal themes, personal experiences and recollections. Their panels
and stories focused on varied aspects of the events, including heroism, tragedy,
rescue, loss, sacrifice, and the effort to comprehend their impact.
Their stories were collected and featured in anthologies published soon after the
attacks by Alternative Comics, DC Comics and World War 3 Illustrated. Through
artists' gifts, The prints and Photographs Division has acquired a spectrum of this work.
Prints and Photographs Division