Michael Neno, best known to comics cognoscenti as the creator of Michael Neno's Reactionary Tales and the hot off the presses The Signifiers, is a man of wide ranging interests in comics and beyond. His association with Columbus, Ohio based arts community Wild Goose Creative has afforded him a unique opportunity to share those interests with the world. Last month, he led a panel of local comics artists, which also included Lora Innes and Jonathon Riddle, in a discussion of their work in progress. Beginning this Thursday, Neno will present the exhibit "Long Hair Music: Classical Music's Response to the Counter-Culture," showing at Wild Goose's headquarters at 2491 Summit Street. The show spotlights classical music album covers from the 1960's and 70's, most the work of designers Christopher and Peter Whorf, which traded on the psychedelic imagery of the era in an effort to entice youthful buyers of rock records to try something different. The covers come from the Neno's personal collection and will be on display through March 28. Thursday's opening coincides with the beginning of this weekend's Columbus Comedy Festival at Wild Goose.
This article about the exhibit appeared in yesterday's Columbus Dispatch.