John Jennings illustration

Collaboration(s)! A Journey with John Jennings

This exhibit showcases collaborations of John Jennings, an Eisner Award–winning comic artist and author. He is the director of the Abrams ComicArts imprint Megascope and co-editor of the 2016 Eisner Award–winning collection The Blacker the Ink: Constructions of Black Identity in Comics and Sequential Art.

June 11 All day

John Jennings headshot

Jennings is a consummate collaborator; he shares ideas, inspiration, and control with an array of co-creators. Jennings has no qualms with the creative process and instead revels in the results. His work is a testimony to the power of community and an example of what can be gained when we eschew the trappings of the individual for the creative diversity of the group. 

This exhibition explores Jennings’s own work as a comics artist and designer, showing a richness that can only be obtained by mixing skills, ideas, and passion for a unified story. Because of this ideology, Jennings has helped make thousands of images that have been in art shows, publications, and public forums across the world. He has created a style that supports his ideas around collaboration but also a style of collaboration itself. This exhibition stands not only as a testimony to this philosophy but a celebration of the power of reaching out to others and the beauty you can create when you do.