I finally have a reason to go

I’ve never been to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. (That’s not actually true — I was in there for some sort of reception for some environmental something or other a couple of years ago.) It’s an interesting building, sure (not exactly my tastes, though) but I’ve heard that the exhibits really aren’t that exciting.

But Comic Art Indigène, which opens today and runs through May 31, sounds pretty cool. The idea of early sequential art is one Scott McCloud explored in Understanding Comics and I always love the intersection between popular culture and high art.

So while all of you are seeing Watchmen, I’ll be going to this.

Did I mention it was free? Yeah, free stuff has a lot of appeal for me right now.

(There’s also only three weeks until the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Anime Marathon and I wish they’d announce the movies. Of course, nothing can top the year Satoshi Kon was there and I saw Paprika, but there’s always at least one movie worth seeing and is always a fun time.)

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