Monday, 27 January 2014

Comics Unmasked

Here's a show to please fans of comic book art. On 2 May the British Library in London will open Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK, the biggest ever exhibition of British comics, from newly discovered Victorian comics to iconic titles such as V for Vendetta and Batman. The show explores British comics as vehicles of subversion and dissent over the last century. Social issues such as violence, drugs, politics, class and sexuality are all here. Shown is Dave Gibbons' cover art for The Trials of Nasty Tales (1973), a short-lived and largely forgotten early work from the artist of Watchmen. The Nasty Tales series stood trial on obscenity charges in the 1970s for its graphic content. CLICK for a British Library preview.


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