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Star Trek: The Exhibition Set to Beam Into Blackpool

Star Trek: The Exhibition in Blackpool

Star Trek: The Exhibition will beam in to Blackpool at the end of June (Thursday 30th June). Designed by the stage designer Andrew Edwards, The Exhibition will be an experience for fans and families to visit, as it takes audiences on a journey through Star Trek‘s 50-year history with original props, costumes, scripts and photographs that have never previously been seen ... Read More »

Orbital Comics Hosts “Comics in the Kitchen” Exhibition in June

Comics in the Kitchen Exhibition - Orbital Comics, June 2016

Comics. Food. Artists. Recipes. For Orbital Comics next thematic exhibition, the brilliant London comic store has gathered a bunch of food-loving cartoonists and illustrators and asked them what they really enjoy cooking these days. Their answers will be up on the Orbital Gallery walls throughout June, as a glorious exhibition of illustrated recipes. The exhibition will feature works by Sarah Becan; Matt Boyce; ... Read More »

Pictures from an Exhibition: The 2002 Bristol Dan Dare show

Back in 2002, Bristol’s Museum and Art Gallery played host to a Dan Dare exhibition, the same year that saw the launch of the short-lived animated series.  One visitor, John Leslie Sinclair, has kindly shared some of his pictures of the event with downthetubes. The exhibition was one of a series that began in 2000, organised by top Dan Dare ... Read More »

Soviet Children’s Book Art at London’s House of Illustration

London’s House of Illustration, currently hosting the marvellous  Comix Creatrix exhibition, will host an exhibition of  Soviet children’s picture book illustration from Russa from the end of May. With their perfect synthesis of typography, design and illustration, Soviet children’s books in the 1920s and 1930s revolutionised the picture book form against a turbulent political backdrop. Subjects ranged from folk tales ... Read More »

Mœbius illustrations help celebrate work of Paulo Coelho 

The work of Brazilian author Paulo Coelho was celebrated at the current Salon du Livre in Geneva, Switzerland. (Albeit very briefly, if my limited French is correct). The exhibition includes all 35 watercolour illustrations by the late, great Mœbius  for The Illustrated Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream which was published in 1998. Given Mœbius’ other work, it’s no surprise to ... Read More »

Great British Graphic Novel Exhibition opens at London’s Cartoon Museum

Great British Graphic Novel "Tube Map" by Hunt Emerson

An exhibition at London’s Cartoon Museum looking at the rise of the British Graphic novel has just opened, featuring works by Kate Charlesworth, Rob Davis, Dave Gibbons, William Hogarth, Gary Spencer Millidge, the Pleece Brothers, Martin Rowson, Posy Simmonds, Bryan and Mary Talbot and many others. Top cartoonist Hunt Emerson, who was at the opening night, has drawn the exhibition catalogue/poster, which the Museum has ... Read More »

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 »

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