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Comic Invention:
Interview with Co-Curator Laurence Grove

From hieroglyphics to Frank Quitely’s originals, this exhibition explores how comics are constantly being reinvented. More...
Posted: June 19, 2016

40 Years Of Wild Japanese Graphics

Three generations of Japanese artists are spotlighted in two landmark French exhibitions of underground manga art. More...
Posted: January 23, 2015

Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy In The UK:
A Co-Curator's Top Ten Best In Show

Ten outstanding items on display at the British Library's biggest ever exhibition of UK comics in this country. More...
Posted: July 13, 2014

Comics and the Critics:
A Freakish Kind of Writing

Comics have always had their critics but what lies behind their peculiar resistance to the blending of prose & pictures? More...
Posted: May 18, 2014

Comics Unmasked:
A Curator's Perspective

Paul Gravett explains the genesis of the PG16-rated exhibition he has co-curated for The British Library. More...
Posted: May 4, 2014

Comics Unmasked:
Art and Anarchy in the UK

The British Library hosts the UK's biggest comics exhibition to date on class, sexuality, violence, politics, heroes & drugs. More...
Posted: March 14, 2014

Let Me Feel Your Finger First:
Ontologically Anxious Organism

Like a twisted but unified universe, fresh members keep joining this dysfunctional, discomforting 'Familienalbum'. More...
Posted: March 3, 2013

Adventures in Comics 3:
The Great Tree

Local, national & international creators respond to this theme with extraordinary diversity & originality. More...
Posted: February 17, 2013

John Miers:
Score and Script

An interview with Miers about his comics experiment & exhibition involving 23 top British cartoonists. More...
Posted: December 6, 2012

Soft City in Milton Keynes

The Norwegian artist's lost masterpiece is being rediscovered in book form and a one-man touring exhibition. More...
Posted: August 17, 2012

On Eagle’s Wings:
The British Comics Boom 1950-1969

When Britain was a world powerhouse of comics publishing, commissioning national & international illustrators. More...
Posted: July 16, 2012

Posy Simmonds:
Essentially English

Her first career-spanning retrospective opens at the Belgian Comic Strip Centre. More...
Posted: June 3, 2012

Panoptica 1973-2011

The worlds of Disney and Lovecraft collide in the amazing comics of Spain's Max. More...
Posted: May 1, 2012

Robert Crumb:

On the eve of his first major museum retrospective in Paris, Crumb looks back and looks ahead. More...
Posted: April 8, 2012

Morgenstadt 2050:
Stories from Today & Tomorrow

Berlin comics group Moga Mobo join Asian artists to explore sustainability issues in the cities of today and the future. More...
Posted: April 1, 2012

Javier Mariscal:
Los Garriris

His next film project and exhibition reunite him with his talismanic cartoon critters Los Garriris. More...
Posted: March 13, 2011

That’s Novel:
Lifting Comics From The Page!

Surveying today's innovators in the comics medium with a special emphasis on the British-based cutting edge. More...
Posted: October 24, 2010

The Shapes Of Comics To Come

Hypercomics push against the traditional constraints of the printed comics page. More...
Posted: September 5, 2010

Rude Britannia

Although no longer selling over a million copies an issue, Viz remains as funny and merciless as ever. More...
Posted: August 29, 2010

Frames Of Reference:
The Progress Of British Comics

Paul Gravett charts the early origins and traditions of British humorous comics. More...
Posted: July 11, 2010

Comica Argentina:
A Rich Culture Of Cartoons & Comics

Comica celebrates Argentina's unusually rich culture of cartoons and comics. More...
Posted: June 13, 2010

Jack Kirby:
The House That Jack Built

No other single creator has had such a powerful impact on 20th century American comic books as Jack Kirby. More...
Posted: May 2, 2010

Tove Jansson's Dreamworld

Paul Gravett curates an exhibition celebrating the artistry and imagination of a unique, visionary storyteller. More...
Posted: March 7, 2010

Angoulême International BD Festival 2010:
The Annual French Celebration of Comics

This global convergence of amateurs, pros, comics creators and consumers, is the biggest in the world. More...
Posted: February 7, 2010

Hoshino Yukinobu:
Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure

The British Museum plays host to the fictional ethnologist Professor Munakata. More...
Posted: January 1, 2010

PG Tips Special:
The Graphic Novelist's Progress

To know where we are going to, we need to know where we've come from. More...
Posted: December 20, 2009

The Bigger Picture

Explore an exhibition of fantastic images from contemporary comics, manga and graphic novels. More...
Posted: December 6, 2009

R. Crumb Uncovered

Robert Crumb can no longer be typecast and pigeon-holed in our media circus and public presumptions. More...
Posted: November 11, 2009

The Great War In Comics

We forget too easily that wars are not fought by the generals and commanders, but by ordinary people. More...
Posted: September 20, 2009

Javier Mariscal:
Mariscal's Miracles

He's an unstoppable force, bringing his natural spontaneity to everything he touches. More...
Posted: September 13, 2009

In Search Of The Atom Style:
Part 3

Use the mood of the past to rewire your brain for the future! More...
Posted: July 12, 2009

In Search Of The Atom Style:
Part 2

There is no risk of the Atom Style going out of style as international artists continue to use its playfulness. More...
Posted: June 8, 2009

In Search Of The Atom Style:
Part 1

The 'Atom Style' is a vibrant artistic movement - constantly changing, relevant and truly international. More...
Posted: May 31, 2009

Belgian Comics:
Frames Of Reference

An exhibition part of BD Comic Strip: Brussels 2009, a year-long, city-wide programme of comics activities. More...
Posted: April 7, 2009

Manga At The Royal Academy:
The Making Of Manga Mania

The modern Japanese comic owes much to the greatest of Japanese print artists, Utagawa Kuniyoshi. More...
Posted: March 22, 2009

Cult Fiction:
Intimate & Strange Situations

A cross-pollination has taken place between the worlds of comics and art over the years. More...
Posted: March 30, 2008

From Superman To The Rabbi’s Cat:
Jewish Comics

At the dawn of the 20th Century American comics were lowbrow art, devised by immigrants for immigrants. More...
Posted: December 21, 2007

Gary Panter:

He is a master of American comics and has not stopped re-imagining what comics can do. More...
Posted: June 15, 2007

Art Out Of Time:
Unknown Comics Visionaries

Dan Nadel is convinced that the comics work of 29 lesser-known, unsung, creators deserve reappraisal. More...
Posted: September 3, 2006

Masters Of American Comics:
Comic Art Comes In From The Cold

Is the art world's latest attempt to understand comics another fleeting flirtation? More...
Posted: August 27, 2006

Exhibiting Comics:
Making An Exhibition Of Themselves

How do you exhibit comics? Do comics even belong in museums and galleries? More...
Posted: August 20, 2006

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Comics Art by Paul Gravett from Tate Publishing

Comics Unmasked by Paul Gravett and John Harris Dunning from The British Library

1001 Comics  You Must Read Before You Die edited by Paul Gravett