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ELCAF 2016 Tickets Go On Sale, This Year’s Artist-in-Residence Announced

Photo courtesy Nobrow

Ace publishers Nobrow have just announced their plans for ELCAF 2016 in June, the East London Comics & Arts Festival, now in its fifth year and it includes some terrific international artists as well as additional events in the run up to the three-day event. Taking place 10 – 12th June tickets go on sale today for the event, which ... Read More »

22 Pages From Scottish History at Paisley Museum

Scottish history is being reinterpreted in a range of comic styles in the 22 Pages: Scenes From Scottish History that is currently on at the Paisley Museum. The free exhibition was created by Magic Torch Comics and features 22 pieces of original work by artists Andy Lee and Mhairi Robertson. The works have been inspired by classic scenes from graphic ... Read More »

Robert Crumb “Art & Beauty” Exhibition Opens at David Zwirner Gallery in London

One of the artworks on display at the David Zwirner gallery until 2nd June 2016. Image: David Zwirner Gallery

The David Zwirner Gallery, located in London’s Mayfair, held a launch for its R. Crumb Art & Beauty exhibition which features drawings from the latest edition of Robert Crumb’s Art & Beauty Magazine and runs until 2nd June 2016. Tripwire was lucky enough to attend it and they’ve posted images from the event here on their web site. Comic artist Robert Crumb ... Read More »

House of Illustration “Women Making Girls’ Comics” Event Tomorrow

Jan Shepheard, art editor on Valiant and 2000AD. Photo © Sue Smith, used with permission.

London’s House of Illustration will be shining a spotlight on the work of women creators from the ‘Golden Age’ of British comics aimed at younger female audiences, with Jenni Scott, Mel Gibson and David Roach tomorrow afternoon (16th April 2016). The women writers and artists who worked on British girls’ comics of the 1970s and 80s were often uncredited or overlooked (such as ... Read More »

Oliver East’s “Take Me Back To Manchester” Exhibition Opens

Comic artist Oliver East - and friend at Manchester Museum. Image courtesy Manchester Museum

In 1872, Maharajah, an Asian Elephant, walked from Edinburgh to his new home in Belle Vue Zoo with his keeper Lorenzo Lawrence. Oliver East, a Manchester-based artist, walked the same route in April 2016, as inspiration for a full-length comic, co-commissioned by Manchester Museum and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Now the Museum is exhibiting a special exhibition of ... Read More »

Pittsburgh’s Toonseum Appeals for Captain America art for new exhibition

Captain America Annual #3 Cover (1976) art by Jack Kirby

The Toonseum, Pittsburgh’s Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, is currently in the process of putting together this summer’s exhibit, Captain America: 75 Years of the Sentinel of Liberty. ComicArtFans reports that following the success of last year’s Avengers: 50 Years of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes exhibit, the Toonseum is looking for collectors that would be kind of enough to loan ... Read More »

By Gum! Woking Comes Over Comical this Autumn

Reading 'Whoopee!', 1977 © Acme Museum Services

Woking’s award-winning museum and gallery, Lightbox, has announced it will host a British comics-themed exhibition later this year, titled The Story of British Comics So Far: Cor! By Gum! Zarjaz! What are your favourite comics? Do you know how they are made? And where they came from? Join The Lightbox’s comic characters in August on an interactive journey through the ... Read More »

Royal Academy Shines A Light on the work of William Heath Robinson

The Water Babies by William Heath Robinson

London’s Royal Academy is hosting an exhibition of the work of the singularly unique artist William Heath Robinson, which runs until 3rd June 2016. William Heath Robinson (1872-1944), immortalised as the “gadget man”, was an illustrator of enormous range and charm. This RA Library Print Room exhibition  showcases his evocative book illustrations that reveal his mastery of black and white ... Read More »

A Grand Day Out: A Trip to London’s Cartoon Museum 

Photo courtesy Izzy World

London’s Cartoon Museum is a great place to visit – and downthetubes reader Izzy World popped along recently to take a look… Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, about five minutes from either Tottenham Court Road or Holborn tube, the Cartoon Museum is a great little place to visit. It even has its own artist-in-residence – Mark Stafford, co-creator of the ... Read More »

Dave McKean’s Black Dog: Artwork Sneak Peek, Kendal premiere tickets selling fast

Black Dog – The Dreams of Paul Nash - Sample Art 4

A selection of previously unseen artwork and the names of international musical collaborators have been announced in advance of the world premiere performance of Black Dog – the Dreams of Paul Nash by Dave McKean in May. Co-commissioned by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and 14-18 NOW, the UK’s official arts programme for the World War One centenary, Black ... Read More »

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