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W&L’s Staniar Gallery Presents “Panels in Process” The show will be on display April 23 – May 24.

Washington and Lee University’s Staniar Gallery presents “Panels in Progress,” an exhibition exploring the creative process of cartoonist and illustrator Tillie Walden.

The show will be on display April 23 – May 24. Walden will give a public talk on April 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Concert Hall. The lecture will be followed by a reception; both events are free and open to the public.

Drawings, exploratory outlines and sketchbook pages elucidate the development of Walden’s graphic novels as she works from the initial generation of ideas to the finished product. Her distinctive style blends muted colors and subtle detail with emotional storytelling that often draws on her own life experience.

Walden’s debut graphic novel, “The End of Summer,” was published in 2015 when she was just 19. She has since produced three more graphic novels and a webcomic. Walden is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, an institution in Vermont dedicated to the study of sequential art.

Staniar Gallery is located on the second floor of Wilson Hall, in Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 540-458-8861.

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