Comic Illustration

By Mia Carnevale

The given pieces were made to discuss the supposed hierarchy with comics and illustrations in contemporary fine art. I am constantly asked to contextualize my work as fine art due to the nuances of a visual arts program.


With this work, I am interested in subverting this hierarchy and creating space for the concept of illustrative practices as fine art.


The work uses the drama of pulp 1960s comics, contextualizing the protagonist as a cartoonist or illustrator, coming to the realization that her practice will never be considered “art” despite all her hopes in dreams.

You can check out more of Mia's work from her Instagram account @carnemia

From SHIFT19/20 Submissions