The Andover Townsman
---- — Karen and Christopher Payne-Taylor of Andover, will perform at an artist reception for a new exhibit at Essex Arts Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence, on Friday, Jan. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit is “Stripped,” with original comic book illustrations by Don Mathias, Brian McFadden, Norm Feuti and Elena Steier.
The exhibit runs through Feb. 15.
Comic illustrator Don Mathias Jr. is also from Andover. He is an award-winning freelance illustrator, cartoonist and is the creative mind behind “Peanizles,” an almost daily webcomic. His first comic, “Entering Andover” was published in the Andover Townsman over 10 years — from May 1998 to April 2011. It was originally co-written with Andover Townsman editor Neil Fater.
See essexartcenter.org or call 978-685-2343 for more information.