“Seeing the Bigger Picture” by David Shaw

What has the EU Ever Done for Us? “Europe+” Comic Challenge goes on tour

The shortlisted entries of this year’s Animate Europe comics competition, challenging creators with to come up with a comic addressing the value of the European Union, are now on tour around the continent. With Britain’s involvement in the EU drawing to a close, despite the difficulties reaching that end, there has to be more than aContinue reading What has the EU Ever Done for Us? “Europe+” Comic Challenge goes on tour

The British Museum team busy installing a show-stopping 17-metre-long theatre curtain ahead of the opening of the MANGA Exhibition earlier this month. It was made by Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyōsai for the Shintomi Theatre on 30th June 1880. That day, after drinking a few bottles of rice wine, Kyōsai retreated to a studio and started painting. Just four hours later he emerged with the huge curtain, depicting members of the acting company as various kinds of monsters. The curtain is on loan from the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, Waseda University. Photo: British Museum

British Museum’s massive MANGA exhibition opens this week

Author and manga expert Paul Gravett was lucky to be granted an exclusive sneak peek at The British Museum‘s MANGA exhibition, opening this week – and he’s very impressed. Announced last year, the exhibition, which will run until August, explores the phenomenon of manga and is the largest exhibition of the art ever to take placeContinue reading British Museum’s massive MANGA exhibition opens this week

The Angel Badia Camps exhibition at the The Biblioteca Guillem de Berguedà in Puis-reig. Image: The Biblioteca Guillem de Berguedà

Permanent Angel Badia Camps exhibition opens in Puis-reig, Spain

If you’re a comics fan travelling to Barcelona this summer, then you could do worse than to take a road trip to nearby Puis-reig and visit the Biblioteca Guillem de Berguedà, now host to a permanent exhibition of the work of artist Àngel Badia Camps, who died earlier this year, aged 89. After establishing himselfContinue reading Permanent Angel Badia Camps exhibition opens in Puis-reig, Spain

John McCrea - Spider-Man

John McCrea solo exhibition opens later this month in Birmingham

Birmingham gallery Havill & Travis are hosting the first solo show by ace comics artist John McCrea, opening to the public on 21st May with a private viewing on Monday 20th May 2019. Work from throughout John’s long and illustrious career will be showcased at the exhibition, including original cover art drawings framed with theContinue reading John McCrea solo exhibition opens later this month in Birmingham