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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 »

Thought Bubble Festival Programme 2016 Announced

2016’s Thought Bubble runs from 1st – 6th November in Leeds and a quick guide appears below. The full festival programme is on the event’s offial site here and you can buy tickets here. 2016’s convention runs on the 5th & 6th November, and venue details for this and other festival events are  in the programme below, while a map ... Read More »

Rising Stars from Japan – manga artists feature in Kendal exhibition, London event next week

Making a Scene – Ken Niimura

    Here’s some pictures of two free exhibitions at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival, taking place this weekend. The first pictures are from “Making a Scene” by top comics artist Ken Niimura and it’s on at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal. Ken is also a guest at the event, which runs until Sunday. Ken was winner of the Golden ... Read More »

2015 Winter Flood Stories inspire powerful new Lakes Festival Comics Exhibition, “Five Bridges”

"Five Bridges" Exhibition Poster by Mike Medaglia

Ahead of Kendal’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival this weekend (14th – 16th October), some of the event’s Exhibitions are now open, with others to follow on 12th October. Beatrix Potter Reimagined, which runs until 28th October 2016 is open now at Kendal Library, as are Making a Scene at the Brewery Arts Centre featuring the work of world renowned artist Ken Niimura (who designed this year’s Festival poster ... Read More »

Sean Phillips’ Phono+Graphic Exhibition opens in Carlisle

Phono_+Graphic Exhibition - Carlisle 2016

The hugely successful Phono+Graphic exhibition curated by comics artist Sean Phillips arrives in  Carlisle next week. Phono+Graphic is a collection (including some real rarities) of vinyl record sleeves designed by comic strip artists. The exhibition previewed at last year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal but has since traveled to Toronto, then Macclesfield and now, Carlisle, at the University Vallum ... Read More »

Beatrix Potter artwork reimagined by award-winning comic artists for 150th anniversary

Marking the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter, award-winning comic artists have given their time and talents to reimagine her characters and artwork, with stunning results. Contributors to the project, organised by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, include Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, Hellboy artist Duncan Fegredo, illustrator, cartoonist and animator Luke McGarry and comics creator, writer, illustrator and podcaster, Hannah Berry. The ... Read More »

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