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British Library debuts trailer for ‘Comics Unmasked’

Comics scholar Paul Gravett, reimagined

Comics scholar Paul Gravett, reimagined

The British Library has debuted a trailer — a “Curators’ Introduction” — to promote “Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the U.K.,” the largest comics exhibition to date in the United Kingdom.

Opening Friday to the public, “Comics Unmasked” spans the history of British comic books, from the 19th century to the present, exploring how they’ve addressed such subjects as violence, sexuality and drugs while breaking boundaries. The exhibition kicks off with a screening of the documentary Graphic Novel Man: The Comics of Bryan Talbot, followed by a conversation with Bryan Talbot, Mary Talbot and Kate Charlesworth.

“Comics Unmasked” continues through Aug. 14, featuring appearances by the likes of Neil Gaiman and Tori Amos, Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin, Dave McKean, Melinda Gebbie, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Posy Simmonds, and Bryan Lee O’Malley.

As we noted in March, Hewlett also created new art for the exhibition.

(via Digital Spy)

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