For enthusiasts of superheroes, the University of Tampa has something special in store. A captivating new exhibit at the Scarfone Hartley Gallery of Art, titled “Zooming Superheroes: From Dyes to DPI, The Visual and Technical Evolution of Comic Book Printing,” delves into the rich history of comic books and the evolution of color printing.
Visitors can trace the iconic characters from Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse comics, witnessing the evolution in inking and color techniques. Additionally, they have the opportunity to engage in a hands-on exploration of historic comics, from “The Death of Superman” to post-WWII-era “Weird Tales” publications.
This immersive exhibit might just reignite a passion for collecting physical comic books. After exploring this free exhibit, consider supporting Tampa’s Nerd Out or Pinellas Park’s Emerald City for your comic book needs.
Don’t miss out on “Zooming Superheroes from Dyes to DPI: The Visual and Technical Evolution of Comic Book Printing,” on display until September 8 to October 6th. Visit the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa, located at 310 N Blvd., Tampa. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday to Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.