Original British Library post here:
Foiled again – the first panel of Jamie Hewlett’s brand new two-panel comic design for Comics Unmasked (2014) Source: Jamie Hewlett “Black Holes” Source: Dave…
HOLLYWOOD can’t get enough of the comic book superhero. Captain America and Spiderman currently fill the silver screen, and more such films are planned for a decade to come. Viewers could be forgiven for concluding that this is a genre entirely made in America. Yet an engrossing new exhibit at the British Library in London tells a different tale: many of the artists and storytellers behind the capes and bulging muscles are British.
“Comics Unmasked” is the largest show to date of British comic book art, drawing on the library’s unparalleled collection as the official depository of all things printed in the United Kingdom. “Five Bat-caves” of material awaited Paul Gravett and John Harris Dunning, the two renowned comic book experts who have lovingly curated this show, assembling several hundred of the most lurid, haunting and subversive examples of the art form….”
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