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J.H. Williams III has made a career out of taking comics art to the next level — and now he’s taking it from comic pages to the museum wall.
On March 15, San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum will host “Overture: An Evening With J.H. Williams III,” showcasing his original work, including selections from The Sandman: Overture, including the above cover from Issue 3. The museum has already installed several of Williams’ pieces in its gallery, but the artist promises “many more” leading up to the formal event on March 15.
In a November interview with Newsarama, Williams teased the tantalizing idea of an art exhibit to showcase his Sandman: Overture work in its entirety. “There’s no time stamp or venue set up yet, but the idea of exhibiting the comics pages for an entire series is pretty intriguing for us. I don’t know if it’s ever been done,” he said. “That’s probably what the plan will turn out to be, and I think it’s a relatively new idea.”
The Cartoon Museum of art is located at 655 Mission St.