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More Local Heroes Events In Edinburgh

The National Library of Scotland have released details of more free events to tie-in with their Local Heroes exhibition on the art of graphic novels. In addition to the events already mentioned here on downthetubes, two more talks plus two workshops have been added. On Saturday 17 May at 10am there will be a family workshop entitled Let’s do Kamishibai! ... Read More »

Local Heroes Events in Edinburgh

As the National Library of Scotland’s graphic novel exhibition Local Heroes approaches, the Library have announced a program of talks in conjuction with the Edinburgh exhibition. On Wednesday 9 April at 7pm Alan Grant and Cam Kennedy will return to the library for another discussion on their work which includes the recently released Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll and Mr ... Read More »

Dan Dare at the Science Museum

The Eagle‘s Dan Dare will be the focus of a new exhibition at London’s Science Museum later this month. Titled Dan Dare and the Birth of High-Tech Britain, Dan Dare enthusiast Dave Britton, who, among other things, has helped organise several Dare exhibitions in the past across the UK, tells us there will be one or two cabinets with items ... Read More »

Manga at Manchester’s URBIS

I approached the How Manga Took Over The World exhibition at Manchester’s Urbis museum, writes Matt Badham, with some trepidation. I’m not a massive manga and anime fan and certainly don’t know my shonen from my shojo. However, perhaps because I’m not a fan, I found that I got a lot out of this exhibition, which, despite being relatively small, ... Read More »

Women in Comics

(with thanks to Matthew Badham): With the opening of the Live Lines Exhibtion in Richmond, Bridgeen Gillespie has an article in the PDF-delivered Verbal Magazine this week, revealing why comics aren’t just for boys anymore – if they ever were, given the sales of girls comics in the pat – and gives her guide to what’s best, by and for ... Read More »

China Now! Comics Exhibition

China Now, the UK’s largest ever festival of Chinese culture, has announced the first ever major exhibition in Britain to explore Manhua – the powerful narrative art form of comics and graphic novels in China – and will include the work of British manhua creators such as Yishan Li (sample, right). Like Japanese manga, the events organisers feel Manhua is ... Read More »

Local Heroes Exhibition

There were more details at Hi-Ex of the comics exhibition that the National Library of Scotland is putting on later in the year in Edinburgh. Previously reported here as Comics Grow Up! it has now been retitled as Local Heroes – The Art Of The Graphic Novel and will be taking place at the National Library Of Scotland on Edinburgh’s ... Read More »

Shooting the Witness

Shooting the Witness is an exhibition at London’s Political Cartoon Gallery (6 March – 12 April 2008) of the work of the Palestinian cartoonist Naji Al-Ali, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his assassination in London. Naji Al-Ali was one of the most prominent cartoonists in the Arab world. Sarcastic, poignant and perhaps too bold, El Ali’s cartoons were drawn ... Read More »

Space Dogs Exhibition in Lancaster

Space Dogs Exhibition - Lancaster 2004

There’s a bizarre exhibition at the Storey Institute Lancaster at present — giant inflatable dogs created by the Space Cadets. As you sit there these giant white amorphous blobs are suddenly pumped full of air to become giant dogs. You can hire the balloons for events and buy giant dog-shaped bean bags for £300 a pop. Strangely, Teen Titans this ... Read More »

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