North Korean Comics. From the collection of Nicholas Bonner. Image courtesy of Phaidon. Photograph by Justin Piperger

House of Illustration hosts the first ever UK exhibition devoted to North Korean comics

London’s House of Illustration is hosting the UK’s first ever exhibition of graphic design from North Korea, revealing a style honed over decades in a closed society – and has announced a talk by comics expert Paul Gravett to discuss the subject. In 1991, North Korea’s Kim Jong II declared that the nation should “developContinue reading House of Illustration hosts the first ever UK exhibition devoted to North Korean comics

Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen exhibition opens in London this week

A new exhibition of the work of celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe will open at the House of Illustration this week, providing a rare opportunity to explore extensive but little-known production designs with storyboards, costumes and props from Pink Floyd’s The Wall, Disney’s Hercules and English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker. This is the first major exhibition ofContinue reading Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen exhibition opens in London this week

A Hiromasa Ogura watercolour painting for the Ghost in the Shell anime

London’s House of Illustration lands “Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan” Exhibition

London’s House of Illustration is to host Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan, the first UK exhibition of illustrations for classic SF anime films, including the recently re-released Ghost in the Shell anime later this year. Shown in Berlin last year, this is the UK’s first ever exhibition of handmade background illustrations for classic sci-fi anime films focuses onContinue reading London’s House of Illustration lands “Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan” Exhibition

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Markings: A New Comics event from the University of the Arts London and House of Illustration

  You can register now for free to attend Markings, a new Illustration and Performance Festival convened by Roger Sabin, with Pascal Lefevre as the keynote speaker. Taking place Friday 8th – 9th July 2016, Markings consists of a symposium taking place at House of Illustration, followed by a series of performances next door atContinue reading Markings: A New Comics event from the University of the Arts London and House of Illustration

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Dave McKean Talk at London’s House of Illustration

Join legendary illustrator, filmmaker and musician David McKean as he talks to the Observer’s Rachel Cooke and Imperial War Museum curator Richard Slocombe about his astonishing new graphic novel and performance, Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash at London’s House of Illustration on 13th July 2016. Launched last month, this 14-18 NOW/ Lakes InternationalContinue reading Dave McKean Talk at London’s House of Illustration