Petition calls for arts funding support for British Comics on a par with Opera

The UK has a long tradition of making good comic books. Yet since the 1980s, sales of comics in newsagents, while still stronger than some magazine sectors, have declined drastically. Comic creator Sean Michael Wilson – author of the upcoming graphic novel The Many Not the Few with artist Robert Brown, introduced by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, is calling for better funding support for comic art projects to encourage creators.Continue reading Petition calls for arts funding support for British Comics on a par with Opera

Grandma Saves the Day! A Musical About the Giles Family Poster

Giles “Grandma” and family head to the stage in a new musical

Are you a fan of the cartoons of Carl Giles, best known for his work for the Daily and Sunday Express? Then you might like to know his characters – yes, including his often terrifying Grandma – are being brought to life in in a new musical, opening at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich next weekContinue reading Giles “Grandma” and family head to the stage in a new musical

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast Episode 50 - Hannah Berry

Hannah Berry reveals Comics Laureate plans in new Lakes international Comic Art Festival Podcast

Reaching a terrific milestone with Episode 50, the latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast catches up with the Hannah Berry, who has now taken on the reigns as the UK Comics Laureate, a post she’ll hold for the next two years. Hannah, one of the 2019 Festival guests announced so far for October inContinue reading Hannah Berry reveals Comics Laureate plans in new Lakes international Comic Art Festival Podcast

Breccia 100 - Casa Nacional del Bicentenario 2019

Alberto Breccia Centennial Exhibitions in France and Argentina celebrate an incredible artist

A centennial exhibition celebrating the life and work of the  hugely influential comic artist Alberto Breccia will open at the Casa Nacional del Bicentenario in Buenos Aires, Argentina, next month. But if a trip to South America isn’t an option for you, there’s another celebratory Breccia-focused exhibition running now at the La Ferme du Buisson,Continue reading Alberto Breccia Centennial Exhibitions in France and Argentina celebrate an incredible artist

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How 3D printing is transforming our relationship with cultural heritage

Myrsini Samaroudi, University of Brighton and Karina Rodriguez Echavarria, University of Brighton A few years ago, we were promised that 3D printing would transform the world. In 2011, The Economist featured a 3D-printed Stradivarius violin on its front page, claiming that 3D printing “may have as profound an impact on the world as the comingContinue reading How 3D printing is transforming our relationship with cultural heritage