Houstonian Robert Boyd has been comic editor for Dark Horse, Kitchen Sink Press and Fantagraphics Books. He also writes the popular arts blog ''The Great God Pan Is Dead.'' For ''Comics: Works from the Collection of Robert Boyd,'' Rice University's Emergency Room venture hosts an exhibit of his vintage and alternative modern comic strips. ''This all comes from my personal collection,'' says Boyd. ''I have a special interest in comic strips, particularly from about 1900 to 1960 or so. I think newspaper comics from this period included some of the very finest popular art that America ever produced. My modest collection includes some of these strips — at least the ones I can afford!'' You can expect to see strips like Chester Gould's Dick Tracy, Milton Caniff's Terry and the Pirates, Gilbert Hernandez's Love & Rockets and even more recent selections like Jim Woodring's Weathercraft.
There's an opening reception and talk at 7 p.m. on March 14. Regular gallery hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Through April 11. 6100 Main. For information, call 713-348-4234 or visit www.arts.rice.edu. Free.
Thursdays-Saturdays. Starts: March 14. Continues through April 11, 2013