An exhibition devoted to acclaimed comic book artist and novice film director Frank Miller is on view in the 4th Floor Exhibition Gallery of the UWM Golda Meir Library through August 27, 2010.
Curated by UWM Libraries’ Systems Librarian Andy Ritter,"Frank Miller: Transformation of the Medium, From Comic Book Artist to Motion Picture Director" traces the career of Miller as artist, writer, collaborator, film consultant, and movie director from his comic-book work in the late 1970s to his directorial debut of the film version of Will Eisner's The Spirit in 2008.
Drawn principally from the UWM Libraries' Special Collections holdings of over 3000 comic-book titles, the exhibition includes examples from a wide range of Miller’s work, including Daredevil, Ronin, Wolverine, Elektra, Batman/Dark Knight, Robocop, Sin City, and 300.
The show explores Miller’s creative relationships with fellow comic-book writers and artists Will Eisner, Lynn Varley, David Mazzuchelli, Chris Claremont, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Klaus Janson; his experiences with comic-book publishers Marvel, Marvel/Epic, DC, Avatar, and Dark Horse; and his movie-making collaborations with Robert Rodriguez and Zack Snyder.
Punctuated with posters, page enlargements, and action figures and trading cards from the curator’s personal collection, the exhibition is a dynamic and visually rich journey through the page-to-screen career of one of the most heralded comic-book artists/writers.
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 am-5 pm, or by appointment by contacting Special Collections at 414.229.4345; firstname.lastname@example.org.