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Visual Aid Presents Hedgehog Boy: A Graphic Novel

image of the hedgehog boy San Francisco artist Rene Capone creates a world where boys become avatars--taking on the characteristics of animals and transforming their identities both physically and spiritually. In this exhibition of pen and ink illustrations for his first graphic novel, The Legend of Hedgehog Boy, Capone appropriates and humorously references traditional Japanese comics. Dynamically integrating image and text, Capone tells a story of an abused child who rejects the role of victim and enters an alternate reality where he sets off on a dangerous adventure of revenge, self discovery and ultimately, love and redemption.

Exhibition: From January 24 through March 5, 2009, Main Library, Third Floor, James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)

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