Events

A guide to upcoming comics events in the UK – and sometimes beyond, including “comics anniversaries” and more.

Please email us details of your event via downthetubesnet@yahoo.co.uk with the following information: Event Title, Times, Date, Venue plus information about the event and relevant web links. Images welcome. This is a free service.

 

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    01/07/2017-31/12/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    01/07/2017-30/12/2017

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    01/07/2017-27/09/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Dan Dare Pilot of the Future
    All day
    01/07/2017-02/09/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum is currently host to a Dan Dare exhibition, supported by the Dan Dare Corporation who own the character, which runs until 1st July 2017.

    Included in the exhibition are an impressive number of Dan Dare artworks and merchandise items dating back to the 1950s when the character was at the height of his popularity thanks to his ongoing adventures in Eagle comic.

    Dan Dare fans may recognise some of the items from previous touring exhibitions, including the 2002 Bristol Dan Dare exhibition, which was organised by David Britton, Nicholas Hill and Howard Smith to mark 50 years since Eagle was first published on 14th April 1950.

    Dan Dare imagery on display at Herne Bay's Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
    Dan Dare imagery on display at Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
    Dan Dare on display at Herne Bay's Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
    Dan Dare on display at Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum

    A Dan Dare “Eagle Day” on Father’s Day, Sunday 18th June, has been announced, with fans of the character asked to go along and share memories with the exhibition’s curator. Bring in any Dan Dare or Eagle items you might have and discover more about them.

    Dan Dare Exhibition Leaflet - The Seaside Museum 2017

    On 28th June, Eagle specialist Howard Smith will be giving a fully illustrated nostalgic talk, revealing the fascinating story of Eagle and Dan Dare in depth.

    •  Dan Dare Exhibition 29th April – 1st July 2017, The Seaside Museum, 12 William Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5EJ Admission £2 adults £1.60 Concessions,  Child under 16 Free| Tuesday to Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm | Telephone: 01227 367368 | Details of the museum can be found here on the Seaside Museum web site | Find the Seaside Museum on Facebook | Follow the Seaside Museum on Twitter @seasidemuseum 

    • There are also a number of associated events – including a tour of the exhibition with the curator every Wednesday at noon and an “Eagle Day” on Sunday 18th June noon at 3.00pm
    • Don’t forget that The Atkinson in Southport has a permanent Dan Dare exhibit, as part of its “Between Land and Sea” display. More information here
    With thanks to Richard Sheaf via the Boys Adventure Blog for the heads up
    Dan Dare © 2017 Dan Dare Corporation
  • Exhibition: Dan Dare Pilot of the Future
    All day
    01/07/2017-02/09/2017

    Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum is currently host to a Dan Dare exhibition, supported by the Dan Dare Corporation who own the character, which runs until 1st July 2017.

    Included in the exhibition are an impressive number of Dan Dare artworks and merchandise items dating back to the 1950s when the character was at the height of his popularity thanks to his ongoing adventures in Eagle comic.

    Dan Dare fans may recognise some of the items from previous touring exhibitions, including the 2002 Bristol Dan Dare exhibition, which was organised by David Britton, Nicholas Hill and Howard Smith to mark 50 years since Eagle was first published on 14th April 1950.

    Dan Dare imagery on display at Herne Bay's Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
    Dan Dare imagery on display at Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
    Dan Dare on display at Herne Bay's Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
    Dan Dare on display at Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum

    A Dan Dare “Eagle Day” on Father’s Day, Sunday 18th June, has been announced, with fans of the character asked to go along and share memories with the exhibition’s curator. Bring in any Dan Dare or Eagle items you might have and discover more about them.

    Dan Dare Exhibition Leaflet - The Seaside Museum 2017

    On 28th June, Eagle specialist Howard Smith will be giving a fully illustrated nostalgic talk, revealing the fascinating story of Eagle and Dan Dare in depth.

    •  Dan Dare Exhibition 29th April – 1st July 2017, The Seaside Museum, 12 William Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5EJ Admission £2 adults £1.60 Concessions,  Child under 16 Free| Tuesday to Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm | Telephone: 01227 367368 | Details of the museum can be found here on the Seaside Museum web site | Find the Seaside Museum on Facebook | Follow the Seaside Museum on Twitter @seasidemuseum 

    • There are also a number of associated events – including a tour of the exhibition with the curator every Wednesday at noon and an “Eagle Day” on Sunday 18th June noon at 3.00pm
    • Don’t forget that The Atkinson in Southport has a permanent Dan Dare exhibit, as part of its “Between Land and Sea” display. More information here
    With thanks to Richard Sheaf via the Boys Adventure Blog for the heads up
    Dan Dare © 2017 Dan Dare Corporation
  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    01/07/2017-29/09/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

  • More events
    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      01/07/2017-31/12/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      01/07/2017-30/12/2017
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      01/07/2017-27/09/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Dan Dare Pilot of the Future
      All day
      01/07/2017-02/09/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum is currently host to a Dan Dare exhibition, supported by the Dan Dare Corporation who own the character, which runs until 1st July 2017.

      Included in the exhibition are an impressive number of Dan Dare artworks and merchandise items dating back to the 1950s when the character was at the height of his popularity thanks to his ongoing adventures in Eagle comic.

      Dan Dare fans may recognise some of the items from previous touring exhibitions, including the 2002 Bristol Dan Dare exhibition, which was organised by David Britton, Nicholas Hill and Howard Smith to mark 50 years since Eagle was first published on 14th April 1950.

      Dan Dare imagery on display at Herne Bay's Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
      Dan Dare imagery on display at Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
      Dan Dare on display at Herne Bay's Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
      Dan Dare on display at Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum

      A Dan Dare “Eagle Day” on Father’s Day, Sunday 18th June, has been announced, with fans of the character asked to go along and share memories with the exhibition’s curator. Bring in any Dan Dare or Eagle items you might have and discover more about them.

      Dan Dare Exhibition Leaflet - The Seaside Museum 2017

      On 28th June, Eagle specialist Howard Smith will be giving a fully illustrated nostalgic talk, revealing the fascinating story of Eagle and Dan Dare in depth.

      •  Dan Dare Exhibition 29th April – 1st July 2017, The Seaside Museum, 12 William Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5EJ Admission £2 adults £1.60 Concessions,  Child under 16 Free| Tuesday to Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm | Telephone: 01227 367368 | Details of the museum can be found here on the Seaside Museum web site | Find the Seaside Museum on Facebook | Follow the Seaside Museum on Twitter @seasidemuseum 

      • There are also a number of associated events – including a tour of the exhibition with the curator every Wednesday at noon and an “Eagle Day” on Sunday 18th June noon at 3.00pm
      • Don’t forget that The Atkinson in Southport has a permanent Dan Dare exhibit, as part of its “Between Land and Sea” display. More information here
      With thanks to Richard Sheaf via the Boys Adventure Blog for the heads up
      Dan Dare © 2017 Dan Dare Corporation
    • Exhibition: Dan Dare Pilot of the Future
      All day
      01/07/2017-02/09/2017

      Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum is currently host to a Dan Dare exhibition, supported by the Dan Dare Corporation who own the character, which runs until 1st July 2017.

      Included in the exhibition are an impressive number of Dan Dare artworks and merchandise items dating back to the 1950s when the character was at the height of his popularity thanks to his ongoing adventures in Eagle comic.

      Dan Dare fans may recognise some of the items from previous touring exhibitions, including the 2002 Bristol Dan Dare exhibition, which was organised by David Britton, Nicholas Hill and Howard Smith to mark 50 years since Eagle was first published on 14th April 1950.

      Dan Dare imagery on display at Herne Bay's Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
      Dan Dare imagery on display at Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
      Dan Dare on display at Herne Bay's Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum
      Dan Dare on display at Herne Bay’s Seaside Museum. Image: The Seaside Museum

      A Dan Dare “Eagle Day” on Father’s Day, Sunday 18th June, has been announced, with fans of the character asked to go along and share memories with the exhibition’s curator. Bring in any Dan Dare or Eagle items you might have and discover more about them.

      Dan Dare Exhibition Leaflet - The Seaside Museum 2017

      On 28th June, Eagle specialist Howard Smith will be giving a fully illustrated nostalgic talk, revealing the fascinating story of Eagle and Dan Dare in depth.

      •  Dan Dare Exhibition 29th April – 1st July 2017, The Seaside Museum, 12 William Street, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 5EJ Admission £2 adults £1.60 Concessions,  Child under 16 Free| Tuesday to Sunday 11.00am – 4.00pm | Telephone: 01227 367368 | Details of the museum can be found here on the Seaside Museum web site | Find the Seaside Museum on Facebook | Follow the Seaside Museum on Twitter @seasidemuseum 

      • There are also a number of associated events – including a tour of the exhibition with the curator every Wednesday at noon and an “Eagle Day” on Sunday 18th June noon at 3.00pm
      • Don’t forget that The Atkinson in Southport has a permanent Dan Dare exhibit, as part of its “Between Land and Sea” display. More information here
      With thanks to Richard Sheaf via the Boys Adventure Blog for the heads up
      Dan Dare © 2017 Dan Dare Corporation
    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      01/07/2017-29/09/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

2
  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    02/07/2017-31/12/2017

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    02/07/2017-01/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    02/07/2017-28/09/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    02/07/2017-30/09/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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      All day
      02/07/2017-31/12/2017
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      02/07/2017-01/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      02/07/2017-28/09/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      02/07/2017-30/09/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

3
  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    03/07/2017-01/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    03/07/2017-02/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    03/07/2017-29/09/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    03/07/2017-01/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      03/07/2017-01/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      03/07/2017-02/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      03/07/2017-29/09/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      03/07/2017-01/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    04/07/2017-02/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    04/07/2017-03/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    04/07/2017-30/09/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    04/07/2017-02/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

  • More events
    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      04/07/2017-02/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      04/07/2017-03/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      04/07/2017-30/09/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      04/07/2017-02/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

5
  • On Sale Today: The Beano
    All day
    05/07/2017-24/11/2027

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • New US Comics On Sale
    All day
    05/07/2017-03/07/2030

    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

    Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
    05/07/2017-24/11/2027

    All Good Newsagents

    All Good Newsagents

    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    05/07/2017-03/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    05/07/2017-01/10/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    05/07/2017-04/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    05/07/2017-03/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

  • Gosh! presents: process
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    05/07/2017

    Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

    Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

    Process is a monthly comics workshop/discussion group based at Gosh! Comics. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to talk comics and showcase your work.

    Web: www.goshlondon.com

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    • On Sale Today: The Beano
      All day
      05/07/2017-24/11/2027
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      All Good Newsagents

      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • New US Comics On Sale
      All day
      05/07/2017-03/07/2030

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      05/07/2017-24/11/2027
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      05/07/2017-03/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      05/07/2017-01/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      05/07/2017-04/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      05/07/2017-03/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

    • Gosh! presents: process
      7:00 pm-9:00 pm
      05/07/2017
      Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom
      Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

      Process is a monthly comics workshop/discussion group based at Gosh! Comics. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to talk comics and showcase your work.

      Web: www.goshlondon.com

6
  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    06/07/2017-04/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    06/07/2017-04/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    06/07/2017-05/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    06/07/2017-02/10/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Scottish Cartoonists Society – Monthly Meeting
    8:00 pm-11:00 pm
    06/07/2017

    Edward G. Wylie, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Edward G. Wylie, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Meet for the usual blend of comics chat and that lovely feeling you get when amongst like-minded folk (also some beers, should you so wish), not to mention having a good ol’ catch up about everyone’s latest projects and passions.

    All welcome and feel to invite your friends!

    More information on the Society here on Facebook

  • More events
    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      06/07/2017-04/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      06/07/2017-04/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      06/07/2017-05/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      06/07/2017-02/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Scottish Cartoonists Society - Monthly Meeting
      8:00 pm-11:00 pm
      06/07/2017
      Edward G. Wylie, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom
      Edward G. Wylie, Bothwell Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom

      Meet for the usual blend of comics chat and that lovely feeling you get when amongst like-minded folk (also some beers, should you so wish), not to mention having a good ol’ catch up about everyone’s latest projects and passions.

      All welcome and feel to invite your friends!

      More information on the Society here on Facebook

7
  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    07/07/2017-05/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    07/07/2017-06/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    07/07/2017-03/10/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    07/07/2017-05/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

  • More events
    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      07/07/2017-05/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      07/07/2017-06/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      07/07/2017-03/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      07/07/2017-05/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    08/07/2017-07/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    08/07/2017-06/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    08/07/2017-04/10/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    08/07/2017-06/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

  • Cardiff Independent Comic Expo 2017
    All day
    08/07/2017

    Cardiff’s original independent comic show returns on Saturday 8th July 2017 at the Cardiff Masonic Hall.

    The Cardiff Independent Comic Expo is a family friendly, not-for-profit annual show, dedicated to providing a platform for the very best in independent comic artists, writers, publishers, illustrators and more, from South Wales and beyond.

    The event returns for its sixth annual show, and continues to celebrate the talent of those creators at the heart of the indie scene. With over 90 exhibitor tables, a retro-gaming zone, a kids creativity area, and a full programme of events (talks, live art events, and panel discussions on Indie press, working in the Comics and Gaming industries, creativity and more), there’s something for everyone!

    Cardiff Independent Comic Expo 2017 Poster

    Special Guests include artists who began in the indie scene: Jon Davis-Hunt (Clean Room and The Wild Storm for Vertigo) and Rufus Dayglo (Tank Girl and 2000AD). They are joined by 2000AD artists Ben Willsher, Mike Collins and David Roach (both also well known for their work on Doctor Who comics), Dylan Teague, Patrick Goddard and, joining CICE for the first time Lee Carter and Henry Flint; along with Marvel UK artist Simon Williams and hugely successful independent illustrators Godmachine and Simon Gurr.

    More exceptional creators complete the guest line up: Sarah Graley (Our Super Adventure and Kim Reaper), Tom Eglington (writer for 2000AD and Piccadilly Press) and the Etherington Brothers (Long Gone Don, Monkey Nuts and Von Doogan for The DFC / The Phoenix).

    They are joined by superbly talented indie creators including Anastasia Catris, The Pride, Sarah Millman, Attic Studios, Vince Hunt, Big Punch Studios and many more…

    “I’m delighted to have the opportunity once again to showcase the rich pool of talent we have in the UK with our small press creators,” says Event Producer Iz McAuliffe. “It’s crucial that the small press and indie comics community continue to have a space where their exceptional work can be showcased – all of our Guests started out on the indie scene, so I hope that CICE will also play a small role in helping create the next generation of comic book stars .

    “After co-producing CICE with Mike Allwood for the last five years, I’m excited and proud to be taking the show forward as a solo venture, for many years to come”.

    • Cardiff Independent Comic Expo is suitable for all ages, families are welcome, as are family friendly cosplayers. Tickets are available online from the event’s official website priced at £5.50 (children under 12 go free with a ticket holding adult) until ticket sales close on 1st July. There will be a small number of tickets available on the door at £6.50

  • Small Press Day 2017
    All day
    08/07/2017

    Small Press Day, celebrating comics and self-publishing at shops and events across the UK and Ireland, is back in July.

    The fantastic Broken Frontier web site – ever at the forefront of promoting independently published small press comics and encouraging their creators – has announced that fter a hugely successful first day in 2016, Small Press Day returns on Saturday 8th July 2017.

    The SPD team of Amneet Johal of the Alternative Press, David Ziggy Greene and Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier Editor-in-Chief, have been working away behind the scenes over the last few weeks to ensure that this year’s event is bigger, better and even more exciting than last year’s triumphant day of celebration.

    “Our newly-named mascot Paige is looking forward to seeing you all on 8th July,” says Andy.

    Here’s the official information sent out to stores to give those wanting to get involved an idea of what to expect:

    Hello to all who took part in, expressed an interest in, and offered support for last year’s Small Press Day!

    Our inaugural Small Press Day – a celebratory event designed to spotlight the possibilities of small press publishing and to bring its practitioners to the far wider audience they deserve – proved to be a phenomenal success in 2016. No less than 25 events took place in across the UK and Ireland last July including shop signings, fairs, panels and workshops. There were also three online events and enthusiasm for the day was reflected on social media with the #SmallPressDay hashtag trending throughout in the UK.

    There’s an extensive round-up of SPD 2016 at Broken Frontier here that may bring back some happy memories of a very well-received day.

    We’re looking to build on that accomplishment in 2017 with the second Small Press Day on Saturday July 8th. It will once again promote the simple philosophy of last year – an event that requires minimal organisation for everyone involved but will ultimately be hugely rewarding for shops, creators and the small press community.

    Once again we’re looking for shops and venues of all kinds to take part in the day holding in-store signings with small press creators. This may involve simply dedicating a small space in your store for a period of a few hours on the afternoon or, as some shops did last year, to turn it into an all-day event with a number of creators coming in to sign in hourly timeslots.

    As with last year we want you to feel you can tailor the day to your local situation. But we welcome any input you may have about running talks, workshops or panels as tie-ins. The important thing though is that once again we have a day where shops, creators and customers can meet, engage with each other, have fun, and see what great work is being produced by the next generation of UK comic and zine creators!

    For promotional purposes the Small Press Day website listing all the shops involved and their guests will be at the same url here: http://smallpressday.co.uk/. Please remember to keep us up to date with your plans for the day! We will also be supplying a web poster and banners as we did last year. Posters can be customised again but this year we would like to encourage participating stores to feature the art/characters of their guest creators on them where possible.

    Our Twitter account will be the focal point for creators, shops, magazines and information and can be found here: @smallpressday. We also have the support of the small press champions and specialists at both Broken Frontier and Alternative Press who will publicise your Small Press Day line-ups in the run-up to the day.

    So what do we need from you…?

    It’s easy! Just think of any UK small press/self-publishers who you would like in-store on Small Press Day or whose work you already stock and invite them to come into the shop on July 8th to sign copies and meet customers. It’s as simple as that! When you have your creators/micropublishers confirmed then let us know at contact@smallpressday.co.uk and we can add you to the rapidly growing list of shops and events.

    If you need help finding out about local creators or getting in touch, we can also do our best to help out. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

    Thanks again and let’s make this second Small Press Day an even greater success than the first! #SmallPressDay2017

    The Small Press Day Team

    Amneet Johal – AlternativePress.org.uk, Andy Oliver – Broken Frontier Editor-in-Chief, & David Ziggy Greene

    This is a terrific initiative from a thoroughly dedicated gang, backed by publishers such as Avery Hill and more last year. Do consider giving it your much deserved support.

    • Small Press Day: http://smallpressday.co.uk

  • Lancaster Words: Graphic Novels Panel with Eddie Robson and Rachael Smith
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    08/07/2017

    Comic creators Eddie Robson and Rachael Smith will be talking about their comics work at a free “Lancaster WordsGraphic Novels Panel on Saturday 8th July 2017 in Lancaster.

    The free event has been organised by Lancaster University‘s Department of English Literature and Creative Writing.

    Eddie Robson. Photo by Tim Drury (Wikimedia).

    Eddie Robson is a regular writer for 2000AD, and has also written comics for Captain America, Doctor Who and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His sitcom, Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully, ran for two series on BBC Radio. He has written episodes of Hollyoaks, The Amazing World of Gumball, Floogals and Sarah & Duck for TV, and for radio he’s written sketches for Mitchell and Webb and over a dozen episodes of Doctor Who. His other work includes a play, Beauty And The Beast, and a novel, Tomorrow Never Knows. Follow him on Twitter @EddieRobson

    Rachael Smith
    Rachael Smith

    Rachael Smith is the creator of graphic novels House Party, The Rabbit and Artificial Flowers, as well as web-comics Ask Flimsy and Bess. Most recently, she has released an autobiographical comic called Wired Up Wrong. Smith is currently writing her new book and working on her monthly strips for Titan’s Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor comic series. More information can be found at www.rachaelsmith.org

    Lancaster Words is a three-day event which will also host a panel from playwright and screenwriter Daragh Carville and many more.

    • Lancaster Words Graphic Novels Panel 2.00 – 3.00pm  Saturday 8th July 2017, Waterstones, 2-8 King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1JN. Booking: Free but tickets must be booked beforehand here

    • More information: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/lancaster-words

  • More events
    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      08/07/2017-07/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      08/07/2017-06/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      08/07/2017-04/10/2017
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      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      08/07/2017-06/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

    • Cardiff Independent Comic Expo 2017
      All day
      08/07/2017

      Cardiff’s original independent comic show returns on Saturday 8th July 2017 at the Cardiff Masonic Hall.

      The Cardiff Independent Comic Expo is a family friendly, not-for-profit annual show, dedicated to providing a platform for the very best in independent comic artists, writers, publishers, illustrators and more, from South Wales and beyond.

      The event returns for its sixth annual show, and continues to celebrate the talent of those creators at the heart of the indie scene. With over 90 exhibitor tables, a retro-gaming zone, a kids creativity area, and a full programme of events (talks, live art events, and panel discussions on Indie press, working in the Comics and Gaming industries, creativity and more), there’s something for everyone!

      Cardiff Independent Comic Expo 2017 Poster

      Special Guests include artists who began in the indie scene: Jon Davis-Hunt (Clean Room and The Wild Storm for Vertigo) and Rufus Dayglo (Tank Girl and 2000AD). They are joined by 2000AD artists Ben Willsher, Mike Collins and David Roach (both also well known for their work on Doctor Who comics), Dylan Teague, Patrick Goddard and, joining CICE for the first time Lee Carter and Henry Flint; along with Marvel UK artist Simon Williams and hugely successful independent illustrators Godmachine and Simon Gurr.

      More exceptional creators complete the guest line up: Sarah Graley (Our Super Adventure and Kim Reaper), Tom Eglington (writer for 2000AD and Piccadilly Press) and the Etherington Brothers (Long Gone Don, Monkey Nuts and Von Doogan for The DFC / The Phoenix).

      They are joined by superbly talented indie creators including Anastasia Catris, The Pride, Sarah Millman, Attic Studios, Vince Hunt, Big Punch Studios and many more…

      “I’m delighted to have the opportunity once again to showcase the rich pool of talent we have in the UK with our small press creators,” says Event Producer Iz McAuliffe. “It’s crucial that the small press and indie comics community continue to have a space where their exceptional work can be showcased – all of our Guests started out on the indie scene, so I hope that CICE will also play a small role in helping create the next generation of comic book stars .

      “After co-producing CICE with Mike Allwood for the last five years, I’m excited and proud to be taking the show forward as a solo venture, for many years to come”.

      • Cardiff Independent Comic Expo is suitable for all ages, families are welcome, as are family friendly cosplayers. Tickets are available online from the event’s official website priced at £5.50 (children under 12 go free with a ticket holding adult) until ticket sales close on 1st July. There will be a small number of tickets available on the door at £6.50

    • Small Press Day 2017
      All day
      08/07/2017

      Small Press Day, celebrating comics and self-publishing at shops and events across the UK and Ireland, is back in July.

      The fantastic Broken Frontier web site – ever at the forefront of promoting independently published small press comics and encouraging their creators – has announced that fter a hugely successful first day in 2016, Small Press Day returns on Saturday 8th July 2017.

      The SPD team of Amneet Johal of the Alternative Press, David Ziggy Greene and Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier Editor-in-Chief, have been working away behind the scenes over the last few weeks to ensure that this year’s event is bigger, better and even more exciting than last year’s triumphant day of celebration.

      “Our newly-named mascot Paige is looking forward to seeing you all on 8th July,” says Andy.

      Here’s the official information sent out to stores to give those wanting to get involved an idea of what to expect:

      Hello to all who took part in, expressed an interest in, and offered support for last year’s Small Press Day!

      Our inaugural Small Press Day – a celebratory event designed to spotlight the possibilities of small press publishing and to bring its practitioners to the far wider audience they deserve – proved to be a phenomenal success in 2016. No less than 25 events took place in across the UK and Ireland last July including shop signings, fairs, panels and workshops. There were also three online events and enthusiasm for the day was reflected on social media with the #SmallPressDay hashtag trending throughout in the UK.

      There’s an extensive round-up of SPD 2016 at Broken Frontier here that may bring back some happy memories of a very well-received day.

      We’re looking to build on that accomplishment in 2017 with the second Small Press Day on Saturday July 8th. It will once again promote the simple philosophy of last year – an event that requires minimal organisation for everyone involved but will ultimately be hugely rewarding for shops, creators and the small press community.

      Once again we’re looking for shops and venues of all kinds to take part in the day holding in-store signings with small press creators. This may involve simply dedicating a small space in your store for a period of a few hours on the afternoon or, as some shops did last year, to turn it into an all-day event with a number of creators coming in to sign in hourly timeslots.

      As with last year we want you to feel you can tailor the day to your local situation. But we welcome any input you may have about running talks, workshops or panels as tie-ins. The important thing though is that once again we have a day where shops, creators and customers can meet, engage with each other, have fun, and see what great work is being produced by the next generation of UK comic and zine creators!

      For promotional purposes the Small Press Day website listing all the shops involved and their guests will be at the same url here: http://smallpressday.co.uk/. Please remember to keep us up to date with your plans for the day! We will also be supplying a web poster and banners as we did last year. Posters can be customised again but this year we would like to encourage participating stores to feature the art/characters of their guest creators on them where possible.

      Our Twitter account will be the focal point for creators, shops, magazines and information and can be found here: @smallpressday. We also have the support of the small press champions and specialists at both Broken Frontier and Alternative Press who will publicise your Small Press Day line-ups in the run-up to the day.

      So what do we need from you…?

      It’s easy! Just think of any UK small press/self-publishers who you would like in-store on Small Press Day or whose work you already stock and invite them to come into the shop on July 8th to sign copies and meet customers. It’s as simple as that! When you have your creators/micropublishers confirmed then let us know at contact@smallpressday.co.uk and we can add you to the rapidly growing list of shops and events.

      If you need help finding out about local creators or getting in touch, we can also do our best to help out. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

      Thanks again and let’s make this second Small Press Day an even greater success than the first! #SmallPressDay2017

      The Small Press Day Team

      Amneet Johal – AlternativePress.org.uk, Andy Oliver – Broken Frontier Editor-in-Chief, & David Ziggy Greene

      This is a terrific initiative from a thoroughly dedicated gang, backed by publishers such as Avery Hill and more last year. Do consider giving it your much deserved support.

      • Small Press Day: http://smallpressday.co.uk

    • Lancaster Words: Graphic Novels Panel with Eddie Robson and Rachael Smith
      2:00 pm-3:00 pm
      08/07/2017

      Comic creators Eddie Robson and Rachael Smith will be talking about their comics work at a free “Lancaster WordsGraphic Novels Panel on Saturday 8th July 2017 in Lancaster.

      The free event has been organised by Lancaster University‘s Department of English Literature and Creative Writing.

      Eddie Robson. Photo by Tim Drury (Wikimedia).

      Eddie Robson is a regular writer for 2000AD, and has also written comics for Captain America, Doctor Who and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. His sitcom, Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully, ran for two series on BBC Radio. He has written episodes of Hollyoaks, The Amazing World of Gumball, Floogals and Sarah & Duck for TV, and for radio he’s written sketches for Mitchell and Webb and over a dozen episodes of Doctor Who. His other work includes a play, Beauty And The Beast, and a novel, Tomorrow Never Knows. Follow him on Twitter @EddieRobson

      Rachael Smith
      Rachael Smith

      Rachael Smith is the creator of graphic novels House Party, The Rabbit and Artificial Flowers, as well as web-comics Ask Flimsy and Bess. Most recently, she has released an autobiographical comic called Wired Up Wrong. Smith is currently writing her new book and working on her monthly strips for Titan’s Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor comic series. More information can be found at www.rachaelsmith.org

      Lancaster Words is a three-day event which will also host a panel from playwright and screenwriter Daragh Carville and many more.

      • Lancaster Words Graphic Novels Panel 2.00 – 3.00pm  Saturday 8th July 2017, Waterstones, 2-8 King Street, Lancaster, LA1 1JN. Booking: Free but tickets must be booked beforehand here

      • More information: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/lancaster-words

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  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    09/07/2017-07/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    09/07/2017-08/01/2018

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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    09/07/2017-05/10/2017

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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    09/07/2017-07/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      09/07/2017-07/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      09/07/2017-08/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      09/07/2017-05/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      09/07/2017-07/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

10
  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    10/07/2017-08/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    10/07/2017-09/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    10/07/2017-06/10/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    10/07/2017-08/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      10/07/2017-08/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      10/07/2017-09/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      10/07/2017-06/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      10/07/2017-08/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

11
  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    11/07/2017-09/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    11/07/2017-10/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    11/07/2017-07/10/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    11/07/2017-09/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      11/07/2017-09/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      11/07/2017-10/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      11/07/2017-07/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      11/07/2017-09/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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    All Good Newsagents

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    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

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    Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

    Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

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  • On Sale Today: 2000AD
    All day
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    All Good Newsagents

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    2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    12/07/2017-10/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    12/07/2017-08/10/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    12/07/2017-11/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    12/07/2017-10/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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      12/07/2017-01/12/2027
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      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • New US Comics On Sale
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      12/07/2017-10/07/2030

      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
      12/07/2017-01/12/2027
      All Good Newsagents
      All Good Newsagents

      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      12/07/2017-10/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      12/07/2017-08/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      12/07/2017-11/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      12/07/2017-10/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    13/07/2017-11/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    13/07/2017-12/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    13/07/2017-09/10/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    13/07/2017-11/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

  • More events
    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      13/07/2017-11/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      13/07/2017-12/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      13/07/2017-09/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      13/07/2017-11/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    14/07/2017-12/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    14/07/2017-13/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    14/07/2017-10/10/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    14/07/2017-12/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      14/07/2017-12/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      14/07/2017-13/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      14/07/2017-10/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      14/07/2017-12/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    15/07/2017-13/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    15/07/2017-14/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    15/07/2017-11/10/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    15/07/2017-13/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

  • More events
    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      15/07/2017-13/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      15/07/2017-14/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      15/07/2017-11/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      15/07/2017-13/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    16/07/2017-14/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    16/07/2017-15/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    16/07/2017-12/10/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    16/07/2017-14/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

  • More events
    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      16/07/2017-14/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      16/07/2017-15/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      16/07/2017-12/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      16/07/2017-14/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

17
  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    17/07/2017-15/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    17/07/2017-16/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    17/07/2017-13/10/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    17/07/2017-15/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      17/07/2017-15/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      17/07/2017-16/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      17/07/2017-13/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      17/07/2017-15/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

18
  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    18/07/2017-16/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    18/07/2017-17/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    18/07/2017-14/10/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    18/07/2017-16/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      18/07/2017-17/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      18/07/2017-14/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
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      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

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    Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
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    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

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    All day
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

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  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
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    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    19/07/2017-17/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

  • Gosh! presents: Capers
    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    19/07/2017

    Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

    Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom

    Gosh! Comics Logo

    Capers! is a monthly meet-up at Gosh! Comics that explores and celebrates the world of super-heroes.  On the third Wednesday of every month we’ll spotlight a different character or team and, with the help of our audience and guest speakers, breakdown their history and share our favourite moments.

    Web: www.goshlondon.com

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      The Beano is published weekly by DC Thomson. More info: www.beanotown.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • New US Comics On Sale
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      Every Wednesday sees the release of new US comics – Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Valiant, IDW, Boom! Studios, Dark Horse and others – and other publications to comic shops across the UK, distributed by Diamond Comics.

      Every week, we try to post a “Something for the Weekend” guide to new releases.

      Here’s our map of comic shops across the UK and Ireland

    • On Sale Today: 2000AD
      All day
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      2000AD is Britain’s cult sci-fi comic, and has been at the cutting edge of contemporary pop culture since 1977. It’s a multi-award winning cocktail of explosive sci-fi and fantasy, infused with a mean streak of irony and wry black humour. Imaginative, hard-hitting stories and eye-popping art have made 2000 AD essential reading for its legion of fiercely loyal fans for nearly 30 years now. For more info visit www.2000adonline.com

      Please don’t read anything into the “end” date of this event. It’s just a restriction of what can be done with this calendar. It is not a portent of doom – we hope!

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      19/07/2017-17/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      19/07/2017-15/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

      • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
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      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
      All day
      19/07/2017-17/10/2017
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom
      Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

      (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

      One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

      Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

      The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

      This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

      Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

      The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

      Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

      Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

      Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

      Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

      In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

      Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

      It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

      “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

      Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

      Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

      Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

      Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

      Opening Times

      Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

      Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

      Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
      *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

    • Gosh! presents: Capers
      7:00 pm-9:00 pm
      19/07/2017
      Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom
      Gosh! Comics, Berwick Street, London, United Kingdom
      Gosh! Comics Logo

      Capers! is a monthly meet-up at Gosh! Comics that explores and celebrates the world of super-heroes.  On the third Wednesday of every month we’ll spotlight a different character or team and, with the help of our audience and guest speakers, breakdown their history and share our favourite moments.

      Web: www.goshlondon.com

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  • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
    All day
    20/07/2017-18/01/2018

    Image: ™ & © DC Comics

    Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

    Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

    This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

    Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

  • Exhibition: Frank Quitely – The Art of Comics
    All day
    20/07/2017-19/01/2018

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

    The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

    Superman by Frank Quitely
    Superman by Frank Quitely

    Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

    A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

    Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

    • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

    • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

    • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

    • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

  • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
    All day
    20/07/2017-16/10/2017

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    Cannot determine address at this location.

    The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

    The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans, Annie Fish, Jacky Fleming, Karrie Fransman, Janis Goodman, Sophie Grillet, Grizelda, Katie Green, Isabel Greenberg, Ottilie Hainsworth, Merrily Harpur, Gill Hatcher, Rozi Hathaway, C. Headley Charlton, Rachel House, Laura Howell, Cath Jackson, Nicola Jennings, Lee Kennedy, Paula Knight, Kathryn Lamb, Nicola Lane, Annie Lawson, Simone Lia, Sarah Lightman, Maggie Ling, Sue McCartney-Snape, The Surreal McCoy, Liz Mackie, Cinders McLeod, Angela Martin, Jessica Martin, Ernestine Mills, Jo Nesbitt, Sofia Niazi, Danny Noble, Edie Op, Corrine Pearlman, Phyllis M Purser, Viv Quillin, Elizabeth Querstret, Agnes Richardson, Carolyn Risdale, Teresa Robertson, Christine Roche, Karen Rubins, Lesley Ruda, Alison Sampson, Fiona Scott, The Suffrage Atelier – several unknown artists, Posy Simmonds, Ginny Skinner, Zara Slattery, Erica Smith, Jackie Smith, Snowy Lake, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Annie Tempest, Mary Tourtel, Fanny Tribble, Matilda Tristram, Myf Tristram, Una, Suzy Varty, Emma Vieceli, Judith Walker, Flora White, Bev Williams, Women’s Social and Political Union artist, Antonia Yeoman and Paula Youens.

    • For more information visit: www.cartoonmuseum.org

  • Exhibition: Into The Unknown at the Barbican Gallery
    All day
    20/07/2017-18/10/2017

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, United Kingdom

    (with thanks to Richard Sheaf): London’s Barbican Gallery has revealed details of its upcoming “Into the Unknown” exhibition, which opens in June 2017, and includes comics in in its content.

    One of the most celebrated fields in popular culture, science fiction has seen the creation of some of the most iconic and experimental works in film, literature and art, ever to be produced.

    Over the years, scientific and technological discoveries have continued to propel our imagination into new realms; exploring untouched lands, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes. Into the Unknown is brought to the Barbican in partnership with Penguin Classics (who have re-published various well-known SF titles such as The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds in new editions, alongside their modern SF, which includes numerous Doctor Who books) and New Scientist.

    The exhibition will narrate science fiction’s journey through four key chapters: Extraordinary Voyages, Space Odysseys, Brave New Worlds and Final Frontiers; from the 19th century cabinet of curiosities to the vast vistas of space, through future cities and into the inner landscapes of human perception.

    This unprecedented show takes place all over the Centre, encompassing contemporary art, film, literature, music, comic books, film props, concept art, design commissions and video games to present a new, global perspective on science fiction.

    Alongside a dedicated exhibition catalogue, a series of talks and events will accompany the show, including open-air screenings at the Barbican Sculpture Court.

    The exhibition will encompass the following themes:

    Design – Look out for designs, magazines and postcards depicting modernist utopian cities of the future, on loan from the Moscow Design Museum. Plus installations from the visual effects design studios responsible for Ex Machina and The Martian.

    Film – Props, models, spacesuits and concept art are on display – some for the very first time in the UK – from blockbusters including Alien, Star Wars, District 9, Sunshine, Star Trek, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar and more.

    Literature – Delve into the stories of almost 200 books from around the world including original manuscripts, typescripts and first editions of some of the most influential literature of all time – from Jules Verne to Margaret Atwood.

    Short Film – Featuring short films ranging from Frances Bodomo’s Afronauts, inspired by a true story of the Zambia space programme.

    In 1964, still leaving the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the United States and the Soviet Union in the space race.

    Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts , a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit. That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

    It’s a dream of a project that has also captured the imagination of Spanish photojournalist Cristina De Middel. Copies of the first printing of her book The Afronauts, which she self-published in 2012 with a print-run of only 1000 copies, are now so sought after that copies will exchange hands for £1000. A more affordable second edition was published by AMC Books last year, but quickly sold out.

    “As a photojournalist I have always been attracted by the eccentric lines of story-telling avoiding the same old subjects told in the same old ways,” she says. “Now, with my personal projects, I respect the basis of the truth but allow myself to break the rules of veracity trying to push the audience into analysing the patterns of the stories we consume as real.

    Afronauts is based on the documentation of an impossible dream that only lives in the pictures. I start from a real fact that took place 50 years ago and rebuild the documents adapting them to my personal imagery.” (Click to view the complete set of images of her book – or read more on her official site)

    Also to be shown is Wanuri Kahiu’s amazing-looking Pumzi, following one scientist’s quest to find life beyond the confines of her repressive subterranean Nairobi community.

    Comics – Experts in the field have been involved in choosing a selection of over 100 rare space and superhero comics from across the globe to be displayed as part of the exhibition.

    Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction runs from 3rd June – 1st September 2017 at the Barbican Gallery. Admission is free to members. More information on Into the Unknown online here

    Opening Times

    Saturday – Wednesday: 10.00am – 8.00pm (last entry 6.30pm) | Thursday – Friday: 10.00am – 10.00pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Bank Holidays: 12 noon – 8.00pm (Last entry 6.30pm)

    Ticket Prices for non-members | Information here on Barbican membership

    Standard: £14.50 | Concessions: £12.00 | Students/14-17: £12.00 | Young Barbican: £10.00 | Under 14s: £5* | Art Fund Members: £12.00
    *Under 5s: Free. £1.50 booking fee per online transaction, £2.50 by phone. No fee when tickets are booked in person

  • More events
    • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition
      All day
      20/07/2017-18/01/2018
      Image: ™ & © DC Comics

      Current Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp is to be honoured in his home city of Derby with a special exhibition documenting his comics career later this year.

      Currently living and working in California, Derby-born writer and artist Liam Sharp is best known for his highly detailed comic work. His latest series, drawing Wonder Woman for top US comics publisher DC, has seen Liam receive worldwide acclaim.

      This exhibition at Derby’s Museum and Art Gallery, made possible with support from DC Entertainment, charts his 30 year career in comics, illustrating characters such as Judge Dredd, Death’s Head II, the Hulk, Spider-Man and iconic DC characters such as Superman and now Wonder Woman, as well as writing and illustrating his own unique creations.

      Liam is also the co-founder of the award-winning progressive digital storytelling company Madefire, taking words and pictures and adding sound and motion. Madefire recently produced the world’s first VR comics experience.

      • Judge Dredd to Wonder Woman: The Work of Liam Sharp Exhibition, 23rd June 2017 – 3rd September Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby | Opening Times: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm (Monday Closed); Sunday 12 noon – 4.00pm | Web: www.derbymuseums.org/locations/museum-art-gallery

    • Exhibition: Frank Quitely - The Art of Comics
      All day
      20/07/2017-19/01/2018
      Cannot determine address at this location.
      Cannot determine address at this location.

      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 other titans of the comic book industry such as Frank Millar and Neal Adams, as well as an original Batman comic strip by his creator, Bob Kane. And of course the exhibition wouldn’t be complete with including the strip that inspired it all – “The Broons” from the Sunday Post.

      The Art of Comics also shows influence and context for this genre from the historical, with the universal structure of the heroic myth and the Scottish tradition of storytelling, through to the modern, with current affairs and technological development.

      Superman by Frank Quitely
      Superman by Frank Quitely

      Frank Quitely is the alter ego to Glasgow born artist Vincent Deighan, who took on the name in his early career to hide his identity while he drew for the Scottish publication Electric Soup. Now the name Frank Quitely is synonymous with iconic characters such as Superman, Batman and the X-Men.

      A world renowned artist in hot demand he’s currently finishing off the epic story Jupiter’s Legacy published by Image Comics with fellow Scottish comic book legend, writer Mark Millar.

      Alongside the comic art in the exhibition we’re told there will be digital interactives, where visitors can discover the process of drawing a comic page or create their own super hero costume and get their photo taken flying through space.

      • Tickets  for this unique journey from Kelvingrove to Krypton and Glasgow to Gotham go on sale from 4th January 2017

      • Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics 1st April – 1st October 2017 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8AG | Web | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Pinterest

      • Buy Frank Quitely: The Art of Comics tickets here | Early Bird Tickets – January Offer

      • Follow Frank Quitely on Twitter @Frank_Quitely

    • Exhibition: The Inking Woman
      All day
      20/07/2017-16/10/2017
      Cannot determine address at this location.
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      The Inking Woman is an exhibition bringing together original artwork spanning 250 years, from 18th century caricatures to modern graphic novels, The Inking Woman is a celebration of the vibrancy and variety of women’s cartoon and comic expression in the UK.

      The exhibition features the work of Carol Adlam, Sally Artz, Ros Asquith, Mabel Lucie Attwell, Angela Bailey, Charlotte Bailey, Rachel Ball, Henny Beaumont, Margaret Belsky, Hannah Berry, Marie Brackenbury, Jess Bradley, Lucy C. Byatt, Kate Charlesworth, Gemma Corell, Mary Darly, Riana Duncan, Victoria Davidson, Caroline della Porta, Jean de Lemos, Wallis Eates, Hannah Eaton, Kate Evans,