Ontario Museum of History & Art Opens Beyond Words: Visual Narratives from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel

We often think of the comic strip as a rather recent invention, but the history of sequential narrative begins with the history of art. Beyond Words: Visual Narratives from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel picks up this thread toward the end of the Middle Ages, when early book printers in the West used carved wooden blocks to stamp words and images onto the page. Because of their method of production, these books later came to be known as “block books.” Come join the Ontario Museum of History & Art’s exhibition of Beyond Words: Visual Narratives from the Block Book to the Graphic Novel opening Thursday, July 6, 2017 and running through Sunday, August 6, 2017.