Wilson McCoy's Phantom Exhibit


In February 2017, the exhibit "Wilson McCoys Fantomen" opened at the Borås Konstmuseum in Borås, Sweden.

It is the first large-scale exhibition dedicated to Wilson McCoy, the artist who drew the Phantom from WW2 until 1961.

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Two large galleries at the museum pay tribute to Wilson's life and unmistakable style of drawing.

The exhibit features original comic artwork and beautiful enlargements of the strip highlighting his artistry and attention to detail.

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The exhibit includes many never-before-seen personal photos of Wilson McCoy and his family, who often modeled for Wilson's drawings. His wife Dorothy also did the lettering for the comic strips, and their travels are featured in a display.

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The exhibit also examines Wilson McCoy's influence on Swedish Pop Artists, such as Jan Håfström and Jan Stenmark .

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There's even a Skull Cave with Phantom comic books for the kids!

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Wilson's grandson Bruce McCoy was there as a guest of the museum at the grand opening celebration.

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The exhibit was created and developed by Swedish journalist and pop culture writer Martin Thomas Dahlström, which he expanded out of his previous Wilson McCoy exhibition. He's pictured here alongside Bruce McCoy and museum director Pontus Hammarén.

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Swedish newspaper Boras Tidning featured an article about the opening here.

"Wilson McCoys Fantomen" exhibit will be on display until May 29, 2017.

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