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Comics Unmasked - Art and Anarchy in the UK @ British Library

Featuring such iconic names as Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta), Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum) and Posy Simmonds (Tamara Drewe), this exhibition traces the British comics tradition back through classic 1970s titles including 2000AD, Action and Misty to 19th-century illustrated reports of Jack the Ripper and beyond.

Comics Unmasked is the UK’s largest ever exhibition of mainstream and underground comics, showcasing works that uncompromisingly address politics, gender, violence, sexuality and altered states. It explores the full anarchic range of the medium with works that challenge categorisation, preconceptions and the status quo, alongside original scripts, preparatory sketches and final artwork that demystify the creative process.

Enter the subversive and revelatory world of comics, from the earliest pioneers to today’s digital innovators.



 It is advisable to book the tickets for this event in advance. For online bookings please follow the link: 

http://www.bl.uk/whatson/exhibitions/comics-unmasked/index.html


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  • Nada

    Loved the exhibition. We had a chance to see a very comprehensive list of comic books and authors. Shame only that I haven't suggested an earlier slot. Thank you all for coming!

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Brian

    Very interesting exhibition. As someone who used to read both British and American comics in the late 80's I didn't realise there were so many other publications in the later years with darker, subversive themes. An excellent choice of event from a host with a passion for comics :-)

    1 · May 11, 2014

  • Martin C.

    We're in the 'Euston Flyer

    May 10, 2014

  • Nada

    Hi all we're going in now so or meet us inside or meet us in an hour at the meeting point nesr the entrance

    May 10, 2014

  • Niobe

    Hi. My ticket is from 2pm so I will be inside visiting the exhibition when you arrive. So I can meet you in the Paccar gallery. How can I recognize you?

    May 10, 2014

    • Niobe

      Thanks Nada. I will do.

      May 10, 2014

    • Juanjo

      Hi Nada. Same here. Maybe post time and location for meeting afterwards once agreed with the group? Thanks for organising! :)

      May 10, 2014

  • Tomasz K.

    Got the ticket online, no problems! See you there.

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • Kevin

    Are we meeting at 3:30pm or is that the time slot we should try to book for the event?

    May 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Nada, thanks for organizing this.

      I understand the show is at 3:30 PM. Would you like us to assemble before that or after? If are are to gather before, then perhaps 3:00-3:15 PM, at the entrance/reception would be suitable. It would be nice to speak with others from this group. Or if we are gathering after the show, around 5:40 PM. Would we be meeting at a coffee shop/pub nearby? Please let us know.Thanks

      May 9, 2014

    • Nada

      Hi Swamy, yes we will meet beforehand, I will send out an email to everyone on the event list in the evening.

      May 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm working nights over the weekend starting tonight...so I can't make it! Shame!
    Enjoy..

    May 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I should make it back to London in time for this ,transport permitting, so I'm more of a "maybe".

    May 1, 2014

  • Atul

    Soudns Interesting. Tried to buy ticket. For some bizarre reason the Book now link is missing on the page. Will call them tomorrow and book. While browsing BL found another interesting show on March 31st - Inspiring filmmakers with Tony Grisoni. I have booked that too. If anyone else is interested let me know.

    March 16, 2014

  • Brian

    Should be an interesting exhibition. I used to collect 2000AD when it first came out and 'Action'. The latter comic got banned for being too violent.

    March 16, 2014

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