Athens Comics Artist Featured At Kennedy Museum

Updated Thu, Jan 10, 2013 9:36 am
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Sun, Jan 6, 2013

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Maureen Wagner talks with Sandy Plunkett (original air date: 1/6/13)

On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Maureen Wagner talks with comics artist Sandy Plunkett.

Plunkett's work is being featured in an exhibition titled Fantastic! The Comic Art of Sandy Plunkett, on display at the Kennedy Museum of Art from Jan. 25 through June 2. 

Fantastic! The Comic Art of Sandy Plunkett will feature roughly 50 works, exhibiting Plunkett’s progression from his early days in the industry to his recent independent and commercial works. 

The Athens, Ohio-based Plunkett has spent a substantial portion of his professional life as a cartoonist working within the comic book industry.

Even while working within large companies such as DC and Marvel, where creativity is often constrained by prescribed styles, designs and characters, Plunkett was able to produce a body of work that reflects his highly refined talents as an illustrator and comic artist.

Guest Curator Dave Filipi, director of Film/Video at the Wexner Center for the Arts, will discuss his deep appreciation for comic book art, as well as his efforts to best showcase the romantic and fluid style of Plunkett’s work, during the Guest Curator Walk & Talk on Friday, Jan. 25 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

A free reception will be held directly following the Walk & Talk from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first floor of the Kennedy Museum of Art. The exhibit will be open for viewing and a catalog in conjunction with the exhibition will also be available for purchase.

Slideshow: Sandy Plunkett Artwork

© 2012 The Rocketeer Trust

Sandy Plunkett, Rocketeer Adventures, vol.2 #1, pg. 1, 2011

© 2012 The Rocketeer Trust

Sandy Plunkett, Rocketeer Adventures, vol.2 #1, pg. 2, 2011

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Sandy Plunkett, Nelsonville Music Festival, 2010

Inked by Alan Weiss © and TM 2013 Marvel and Subs

Sandy Plunkett, "The New Defenders," Defenders, vol. 1 #132, 1984

Inked by P. Craig Russell © and TM 2013 Marvel and Subs

Sandy Plunkett, "Switch Witch," Marvel Fanfare, vol.1, issue #6, pg. 16, 1982