5000 N. Lamar, 512/454-4898
When does comic-book art approach or match the level of "real" art? When are the best illustrators of pop culture afforded the sort of elegant treatment their polychrome brilliance deserves? Where can you find Dunnies and Munnies and Koziks and Banksys and Doyles and more, whether as limited-edition prints or collected hardcover volumes or even, sometimes, originals? Here, right next to Austin Books & Comics in the so-called Center of Austin Fandom. Guzu is primarily an emporium for primo pop collectibles – vinyl toys, art books, screen prints, graphic novels, statues, and the like – but wall space at the rear of the store offers a rotating series of exhibitions related to comics, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and other pop-cult realms.
Note the emphasis: not Princess Power, but Princess Power. Which is to say, here's a show with more than 20 artists paying tribute to a diverse selection of pop-culture princess characters, via limited-edition prints and original artwork. Through March 24.