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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, […]


Things To Do In London In August If You Like Comics

August 1st-3rd Blood And Roses: Magical Girls By Sally Jane Thompson exhibition Orbital Comics Saturday 2nd, 3pm-4pm Doctor Who Signing Forbidden Planet  Rob Williams, Al Ewing and Des Taylor will be signing the first issues of the 10th and 11th Doctor Who Comics, including Forbidden Planet's exclusive versions. Friday 9th Open Night, and Saturday 9th onwards Orbital […]



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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]



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 […]

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 […]