Panels & Gutters: The Comic Art of Rowan MacColl and Connor McCann was conceived as the visual arts companion to StoryFest 2023, bringing the celebration of the story and all its forms to the Sheffer Gallery with a dual exhibition showcasing the art of the comic. The exhibit is on view in the Library's Sheffer Gallery from August 12 to October 25.
About the Artists:
MacColl is a comic artist and illustrator based in a tiny studio apartment in Queens, New York. She was born and raised in Westport, graduating Staples High School in 2014 and the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018. Since then, Rowan has been involved in various anthologies, art fairs, and publishing graphic novels. Her latest graphic novel, Who Was Accused in the Salem Witch Trials?: Tituba, e will be published September 2023. Rowan loves cats, fairy tales, and drawing voluminous historical outfits.
McCann is a cartoonist and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. A Westport native, he graduated from Staples High School in 2014. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018. His critically acclaimed graphic novel, God Bless The Machine, was published and distributed internationally by Strangers Publishing in 2021, and the highly anticipated follow up will be released this fall. He loves Pieter Bruegel paintings, vinyl toys, and falling asleep standing up.
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