Out of the Box: The Graphic Novel Comes of Age

February 10 - May 26, 2019
East Gallery

The graphic novel is arguably the single most exciting new development in illustrated literature for children and teens in a generation. As pioneers of a rapidly evolving art form, graphic novelists continue to explore the vast middle ground between the picture book and text-only narrative. Out of the Box examines the graphic novel’s coming of age through a close look at ten poignant coming-of-age stories by Vera Brosgol, Catia Chien, Geoffrey Hayes, Gene Luen Yang, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Hope Larson, Matt Phelan, David Small, Raina Telgemeier, and Sara Varon. 

Curated by Leonard Marcus. 

This exhibition was made possible with generous support from Candlewick Press, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, and Scholastic, Inc.