Comics Unmasked

Comics Unmasked

Wed, 2014-04-23 12:39

See what they have done there? Unmasked. Revealed, explained (scripts, sketches and artwork included ) and alternative to dual identity superhero comics.
And at the British Library no less. There's respectability.
Featuring the usual intellectually approved but also mainstream and underground stuff too - even includes a selection of sex related comics with Parental guidance warning - the exhibition looks at British comics from 1825 to the present.
I quote " Enter the subversive and revelatory world of comics, from the earliest pioneers to today’s digital innovators."

British Library
Comics Unmasked
Art and Anarchy in the UK
May 2nd - August 19th 2014
http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/comics-unmasked/

Short bit by Paul Gravett at - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27526796

See what they have done there? Unmasked. Revealed, explained (scripts, sketches and artwork included ) and alternative to dual identity superhero comics.
And at the British Library no less. There's respectability.
Featuring the usual intellectually approved but also mainstream and underground stuff too - even includes a selection of sex related comics with Parental guidance warning - the exhibition looks at British comics from 1825 to the present.
I quote " Enter the subversive and revelatory world of comics, from the earliest pioneers to today’s digital innovators."

British Library
Comics Unmasked
Art and Anarchy in the UK
May 2nd - August 19th 2014
http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/comics-unmasked/

Short bit by Paul Gravett at - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27526796

Comments

Well, I sure wish I was in your part of the world right about now, Arthur! Will anything by your esteemed self be there? Arthur, I hope you're well. I sent an email to you a couple weeks back! I hope it reached you!

The first thing I thought when I saw your latest post is that comics, or rather, for me, comic art, is an unhealthy obsession! Well, maybe not unhealthy, but definitely an obsession! 

Best, Bheki!

Hullo Bheki,

applying the no links policy have edited part of your comment but taken note of it.

The British Library will have my work as they collect all published material. I don't know whether any of it is included in the exhibition.
(Later addition - Seems very unlikely that anything I did is in this show since its chosen theme is 'subversion' and its choices seem made to present comics is as an overtly anti-establishment form - not something my work  would expect to be accused of. )

Never got the email I'm afraid.

No certainly nothing unhealthy about being a comics fan.

Best,
Arthur

Hi Arthur,

Yonks ago, one of my city's art galleries had an exhibition focussing on those Bittercomix chaps that were mentioned in a piece by the guy with the same name as me! There was some original art and everything. Very interesting, and I wonder if they've done anything similar since! It's doubtful, though, as Bittercomix remains, besides political cartoons, the only 'serious' continuing comic publication in the country. It's pretty political itself!

Please accept my apologies for the links faux pas! I'll be more mindful in future! I know what it's like with spam! Which might explain where my email went! If you have a spam filter on, it might have been treated as such, because I now use a Gmail account, popular with the spammers!