BLAMM! Kate Charlesworth Retrospective opens this week in Glasgow

"Cosmic Joke" by Kate Charlesworth
This week sees the opening of a new retrospective exhibition of the work of comics artist and illustrator Kate Charlesworth in Glasgow.

Curated by John McShane, BLAMM!, at the iota arts space, is the first major retrospective of Kate’s work, spans her entire career from comic strips such as “Dykes Delight“, through to work for New Scientist and the Guardian to books such as The Cartoon History of Time and the powerful graphic novel Sally Heathcote Suffragette, created in collaboration with Mary Talbot, winner of the Costa prize, and Bryan Talbot creator of Granville.

Amnestty International: Here I StandShe’s just one of contributors to the recently-released Amnesty International project Here I Stand, a collection of short stories and poetry in which 25 leading authors and illustrators (who also include Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell and Bryan Talbot) explore the top human rights issues facing young people today.

iota is a non profit arts organisation, producing shows and collaborative projects involving visual arts, music, poetry, prose, performance, architecture and design, encouraging engagement with creativity, at home and abroad.

• BLAMM! opens with a private view on 4th May and runs until  27th May 2017 at the iota arts space at Unlimited Studios, 25 Hyndland Street, Glasgow G11 5QE. Tel: 0141 338 6052. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 – 5.oopm (Thursday 10 – 6.00pm) and by appointment

Original work and prints will be available

Web: www.iotaarts.space | Facebook 

• Kate Charlesworth is online at www.katecharlesworth.com

Buy books by and featuring the work of Kate Charlesworth from amazon.co.uk (using this link helps support downthetubes)

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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