Penn Library Presents Comic Books Exhibit

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151October 27, 2008

WHO: Steve Rothman, Penn alum and comics donor

WHAT: “Life in Boxes: Comic Art and Artifacts”

WHEN: Oct. 27, 2008, 7 p.m.

WHERE: University of Pennsylvania
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Locust Walk, near 34th Street

The University of Pennsylvania’s Library exhibit reflects the history and development of comics such as Superman, The Peanuts and Gasoline Alley. The exhibit explores the five major comic genres of cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels and animation.

Penn recently acquired 20,000 comic books and 5,000 graphic novels from Penn alum Steve Rothman of Philadelphia.

The exhibit will be on display through March 22.