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Exhibition Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

James Romberger (b. 1958). September 5th, 2001. Ink drawing. Published: World War 3 Illustrated, no. 32, pp. 2–3. Sacramento: Mordam Records, 2001. Gift, James Romberger, 2002. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (021.01.00) © James Romberger, 2001, used with permission. LC-DIG-ppmsca-65104
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Everyday Life Before 9-11

Cartoonist, fine artist, and longtime contributor to World War 3 Illustrated, James Romberger was part of a community of artists, writers, and publishers who responded with creative urgency to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Here he gives voice to imagined thoughts, utterances, and conversations of people living everyday lives in New York just days before the shattering events. Amid an aerial cityscape, he evokes a spectrum of human conditions, ranging from mundane to despairing to affirmative.

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