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The Huntington Museum of Art’s exhibit, “POW! Comic Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” is seen on Tuesday, Aug. 9.
Lauren, Paul and 1-year-old Blair Falkner check out work in the Huntington Museum of Art’s exhibit, “POW! Comic Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” on Tuesday, Aug. 9.
Guests check out work in the Huntington Museum of Art’s exhibit, “POW! Comic Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” on Aug. 9.
The Huntington Museum of Art’s exhibit, “POW! Comic Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” is seen on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.
The Huntington Museum of Art’s exhibit, “POW! Comic Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” is seen on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.
Paul, Lauren and 1-year-old Blair Falkner check out work in the Huntington Museum of Art’s exhibit, “POW! Comic Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.

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The Huntington Museum of Art’s exhibit, “POW! Comic Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” is seen on Tuesday, Aug. 9.
Lauren, Paul and 1-year-old Blair Falkner check out work in the Huntington Museum of Art’s exhibit, “POW! Comic Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” on Tuesday, Aug. 9.
Guests check out work in the Huntington Museum of Art’s exhibit, “POW! Comic Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” on Aug. 9.
The Huntington Museum of Art’s exhibit, “POW! Comic Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” is seen on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.
The Huntington Museum of Art’s exhibit, “POW! Comic Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” is seen on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.
Paul, Lauren and 1-year-old Blair Falkner check out work in the Huntington Museum of Art’s exhibit, “POW! Comic Drawings from the Permanent Collection,” on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.
HUNTINGTON — Your favorite comics from your childhood might just be on display at the Huntington Museum of Art.
The museum presents a collection of comic drawings through Oct. 25 called “POW! Comic Drawings from the Permanent Collection.”
The collection includes original comic book art and comic strips from comic artists from across the United States.
John Farley, the senior curator for the museum and childhood comic fan, believes these pieces deserve their placement on the museum’s walls.
“It’s not like they are so terribly different from our other pieces,” Farley said.
The museum hosted a comic exhibit in 2016, and Farley believes they are useful to expand the reach of the museum to new groups.
“It’s a way to get people in the door on their own terms,” Farley said.
Comics have passed through generations. Some of the earliest pieces on display date back to the 1940s, but the characters are still iconic today. Notable inclusions are Batman, Superman and Charlie Brown.
Many illustrators and collectors in years past would likely have no idea their pieces would become so valuable. Farley said some serious collectors walk in to find the one piece they are missing for it to be displayed on the wall.
Some pieces have rough draft versions side-by-side with the final product. This allows guests to see the bones of the piece, which shows the creative process of the artist.
Farley believes the comic collection is another piece of the museum attempting to bring in the most engaging content possible, and with the recent mainstream nature of comics, it covers comic lovers young and old.
“For a lot of people, there is definitely some nostalgia involved,” Farley said.
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