“Comics Stripped!”, a new exhibition in Dundee, probes the secrets of comic making

How do you make a comic? That’s the question “Comics Stripped!”, a new exhibition at the University of Dundee, exploring the methods of creating comics, seeks to answer.

Comics Stripped! Exhibition Poster - University of Dundee, 2022
The festival poster feature an image that mashes an original hand-painted colour for the Rupert Annual 1974 with a speech bubble from Judge Dredd Megazine…

The exhibition is drawn from the University of Dundee’s unique collection of original comics art, focuses on the production of comics and how the process has changed over time. As well as some amazing artwork, the exhibition also features fascinating examples of scripts, printing plates, corrections, colour proofs and more.

The University of Dundee Museums hold Scotland’s only public collection of original comics art, a cornucopia of creativity from both Scottish and international creators.

Comics Stripped!” has been guest-curated by comics creator, curator and lecturer Zu Dominiak, as part of Dundee Summer (Bash) Streets Festival, which aims to celebrate Dundee as the home of comics, running 14th – 24th July.

Zu will also be giving a guided tour of the Comics Stripped! exhibition over the summer – check this page on the University of Dundee web site for details, coming soon.

The Festival program includes pop-up outdoor comic museum, the Dennis fun-run, workshops, talks, film screenings, street performances, an exhibition of emerging work, marble runs and world record attempts.

• Comics Stripped! runs until 30th September 2022, Monday – Friday  9.30am – 6.00pm, Tower Foyer Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee | Opening hours will be extended in August. Check this web page for the latest updates: www.dundee.ac.uk/museum/exhibitions/comics/stripped/ 

• You can book to visit the exhibition via Eventbrite. Booking is not essential but helps the orgnaisers keep track of visitor numbers  

The Dundee Summer (Bash) Streets Festival 2022 Programme…

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