British Library Archives

Lots Of Money To Be Made This Weekend At Thought Bubble In Harrogate
The digital world has made more space for diverse, marginalised and alternative voices, bringing underground comix and zine culture to more mainstream audiences. Dive into a discussion with the British Library and guests as they rise to the challenge, exploring the power of digital along the way. Speakers: Ian Cooke, Head of Contemporary British Collections at the[...]
Craig Thompson At The British Library – Things To Do In London Tonight If You Like Comics
Tonight, the British Library in London sees an evening with comic book creator Craig Thompson, author of Blankets and Habibi, in conversation with Comica's Paul Gravett. As we;; as his previous work, they'll be talking about his new family drama colour graphic novel, Space Dumplins. In the tradition of plucky heroines like Alice, and their astonishing adventures, his new[...]
Things To Do In London In August If You Like Comics
Scott Denison, "Design fiction as a means of provoking individual foresight and participation in today's decision making." David Sweeney, "'I Cannot March Up and Down Their Ranks…' Collecting, Reading and Owning Digital Comics" 6.30pm-8pm Bryan Lee O'Malley, part of the COMICA Festival Weekend. Conference Centre, British Library £8, (£6 Over 60s) and £5.  Book now. 7pm – 8pm Comic Book Networking: It's Not Just[...]
Nine Lives Lived In Full With Dave McKean At The British Library
This weekend, I went to the British Library in London to see Dave McKean sing and play the piano. To most he is an artist, whose work is often associated with the comics industry His most prominent and widely seen pieces right now are the covers to Sandman Overture Others will remember the graphic novel he[...]
The British Library Vs. The Sunday Times Over Comics
Today's Sunday Times has a review by Waldemar Januszczak of the Comics Unmasked: Art And Anarchy In The UK exhibition, currently on display at the British Library And he's not happy On Friday I went to a talk by the curators Paul Gravett and John Harris Dunning looking through the exhibition for the audience talking about their[...]
Get Your Free Digital Version Of British Library's Comics Unmasked On iOS
We've talked a lot about the British Library exhibition Comics Unmasked: Art And Anarchy In The UK But still possibly not enough. The exhibition included tablets featuring Sequential, an iOS app that acts as a graphic novel boutique, featuring the finest comic books in digital form. And they've also made available, for free, a guide to some[...]
Things To Do In London In May If You Like Comics – And The British Library
Well, obviously, there's the British Library Do we have to mention Comics Unmasked exhibition again, opening today? Maybe just the bit where they've recreated webcomics that are no longer available online, such as Dave McKean first hypertext narrative, or listening to the audio of the Oz obscenity trial Or wondering what dark forces could be unleashed by[...]
Gatecrashing The Comics Unmasked Party At The British Library Last Night
Last night I gatecrashed the British Library launch party for Comics Unmasked: Art And Anarchy In The UK. I didn't mean to, I'd been there in the morning for the press launch before having to dash out for a hospital appointment twenty minutes in And I hadn't had time to pick up the Comics Unmasked accompanying[...]
Swipe File: The British Library Vs. Superheroic Prostitution
This is the artwork for the upcoming British Library exhibition Comics Unmasked, by Jamie Hewlett. But did anyone get this kind of vibe? I do hope The Pro, by Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, will get a mention… In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree[...]
Things To Do In London This Summer If You Like Comics… And Gorillaz
Jamie Hewlett, co-creator on both Tank Girl and Gorillaz is participating in an exhibit running at the British Library this summer. Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK will explore how British comic creators have challenged stereotypes Hewlett has created artwork for the show along with entering his original art and a video The art[...]