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Andy Holden’s exhibition “As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once” now at Lancaster University

Andy Holden: As Speed Increases Objects Can Be In Several Places At Once

The result of five years’ work, Andy Holden’s Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape, now showing at Lancaster Univerity‘s Peter Scott Gallery, presents a fully realised animated theory proposing the world is now best understood as a cartoon. Part-lecture, part-documentary, part-conspiracy theory, the film examines the formation of ‘laws’ within cartoons as a way of making sense of the world ... Read More »

Snapshots in Time: A Teddy Girl from 1955 – and more importantly, some very cheap comics!

A photo of Teddy Girl Iris Thornton taken in Canning Town in 1955 by Ken Russell, released to publicise an exhibition of the late film director's work at Oxford's North Wall Art Centre in February 2017. Image © Ken Russell/

Oxford’s North Wall Art Centre is currently hosting Ken Russell’s Teddy Girls & Boys – an exhibition of 50 photographs of teddy girls and boys, taken by ground-breaking film director, Ken Russell, brought together for the first time. One of the pictures released to promote the exhibition features a range of comics on sale back in 1955 in the background, ... Read More »

London’s Barbican Gallery announces “Into the Unknown”, summer SF exhibition and events

Barbican Gallery - Into the Unknown Promotional Art

(with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content. One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever ... Read More »

This year’s DCA Thomson Exhibition inspired by Beano, Commando, features new Ian Kennedy art

Photo: Erika Stevenson

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of The Broons and Oor Wullie, Dundee Contemporary Arts is hosting a unique group exhibition in partnership with DC Thomson, in which six artists have each created playful responses to the publisher’s extensive comic archives. The exhibition features brand new work by all six artists – Rabiya Choudhry, Rob Churm, Craig Coulthard, Malcy Duff, Hideyuki Katsumata and Sofia ... Read More »

Nathan Sawaya’s “Art of Brick: DC Super Heroes” exhibition comes to London

The Art of Brick: DC Super Heroes - Batman

Artist Nathan Sawaya returns to London soon with the World’s Largest LEGO Exhibition inspired by DC Comics heroes such as Batman, Superman, The Flash and Wonder Woman. Following a successful run in Madrid, The Art of Brick: DC Super Heroes – more than 120 works of art, created with more than two million LEGO bricks – makes its London debut on 1st March 2017. The ... Read More »

Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics exhibition heads to Glasgow

Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics

Heading to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow in April is Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics, running 1st April to 1st October 2017. The exhibition at Kelvingrove will be the largest collection of his work every displayed, offering the opportunity to get up close and personal with the painstaking detail in every iconic frame. There will also be original artwork from ... Read More »

Quentin Blake’s Roald Dahl “Portrait” Exhibition opens at British Library, Harry Potter news

Marking the phizz-whizzing anniversary of Ronald Dahl’s birth earlier this year, artist Sir Quentin Blake has drawn special portraits of some of the author’s most celebrated characters from Dahl’s stories, now on display at the British Library. Find out which filthsome couple declined to appear together and which character quietly disapproved of the whole business in Quentin Blake: The Roald ... Read More »

Ladybird Books Exhibition News

Ladybird Gallery Wall of Books. Image courtesy Ladybird Books

We’ve had news of a number of exhibtions featuring art published by Ladybird Books from the publisher who, in addition to expanding their Ladybird Books for Grown Ups range, have also produced A Ladybird Book: ABC and A Ladybird Book: 123 featuring classic artwork. These titles will be followed up next year by board books and new picture books featuring animals ... Read More »

London’s Orbital Comics showcases Graphic Short Story Prize Finalists

Were you short-listed? Here are the finalists’ names and the titles of their entries to this year’s Observer Jonathan Cape Graphic Novels Comica London Graphic Short Story Prize.  There’s the opportunity to meet many of them and read their four-page comics at London’s Orbital Comics‘ Finalists Showcase Exhibition, which opens today, and see the runner-up and winner get their cheques at ... Read More »

Doctor Who artist Richard Piers Rayner’s work on show in Middlesbrough 

Art from Doctor Who: Evening's Empire SNIP

Comic artist Richard Piers Rayner, perhaps best known for his work on the crime noir story Road to Perdition but whose credits include Doctor Who, Hellblazer and Captain America: Red White and Blue, is the focus of a new exhibition at the Pythongallery in Middlesbrough, which opens tomorrow (Saturday 29th October 2016). Doctor Who and the Unseen History of Middlesbrough Football Club is ... Read More »

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