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Introduction | Exhibition Review | The Rama Epic Exhibition
The Ramayana has been interpreted in every artistic medium high and low, and for decades has sparked the imagination of countless devotees through classic, cliff-hanger comics. In keeping with this tradition, the Asian Art Museum has invited five local illustrators to re-imagine the main characters in their own visual storytelling styles. This “Drawing Rama” project is an opportunity for the museum to make a unique addition to the Rama epic’s cartoon canon, one that highlights the story’s enduring ability to excite kids, kids- at-heart, as well as working artists of every stripe.