THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020
The Comic-Con Museum’s last gallery exhibition before the Covid-19 stay at home protocols went into effect was “Sense of Wonder: The Art of WonderCon Anaheim,” which featured the last decade of WonderCon Program Book covers, including original art, concept sketches, pencils, inks, and color art. Since only a handful of people were able to see this exhibit in person, we’ve prepared a deep-dive video, which showcases the art through actual video of the exhibition plus a large array of close-up graphics. Join Museum Curatorial Director Gary Sassaman with behind-the-scenes stories about the covers, featuring the art of Jim Lee, Ryan Sook, Frank Quitely, Cliff Chiang, Babs Tarr, Michael Cho, Dan Jurgens, Lee Weeks, and Jen Bartel, along with a history of WonderCon and a look at all the show’s cover art from 1988 through 2020.
BONUS! Cover Story PDF: The Story Behind the Covers
We’ve prepared a special 22-page PDF featuring all of the “Cover Story” articles from the WonderCon Anaheim Program Books from 2012 through 2019. These articles include interviews with some of the artists, additional info on the covers, and most of the art featured in the video presentation.