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Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption
Edited by Paul Gravett, John Dunning and Emma Pettit

A selection of the world’s most compelling graphic novelists and comic artists collaborate to highlight corruption as both the cause of poverty and a barrier to overcoming it, comprising of original work from leading comic artists, satirists and creative figures from around the world including USA, South Africa, India, Sweden, Serbia and the UK. Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption is 96 pages with more than 20 original bespoke comic strips inspired by stories of corruption. All profits from the book will go to Ctrl.Alt.Shift.

In addition an exhibition of art from Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption and other politcal comics was held at the Lazarides Gallery in Soho, London between 6 to 30 November, 2009 to celebrate the launch of the book.

Contributing artists:
Adele Austin & Woodrow Phoenix (UK)
Aleksandar Zograf (Serbia)
Asia Alfasi (Libya / UK)
Ben Dickson & Warren Pleece (UK)
Bryan Talbot (UK)
Cole Johnson (USA)
Dan Goldman (USA)
Daniel Merlin Goodbrey (UK) - online comic only
Dave McKean (UK)
Dylan Horrocks (New Zealand)
Elettra Stamboulis & Gianluca Costantini (Italy)
Ferry Gouw (UK)
Floodworks (Ethan Ede / Adam Rosenlund) (USA)
Fredrik Stromberg & Jan Bielecki (Sweden)
Jason Masters (South Africa)
Josue Menjivar (El Salvador / Canada)
Laura Oldfield Ford (UK) - cover
Lee O’Connor & Pat Mills (UK)
Lightspeed Champion & Luke Pearson (UK)
Patrick Dean (USA)
Paul O’Connell & Marcus Bleasdale (UK)
Sean Michael Wilson & Michiru Morikawa (Japan / UK)
Vishwajyoti Ghosh (India)
VV Brown, David Allain & Emma Price (UK)


“...a pretty successful take on what is quite a difficult brief: how to inform without preaching; involve without hectoring...”
Space In Text

“Black Holes by Dave McKean... provides a shocking insight into an alleged scandal involving the suppression of HIV sufferers and vanishing funds for treatment by the Chinese government.”
Art Sleuth

“...while Unmasks Corruption is an unquestionably dark read, it isn't ultimately a nihilistic or bitter collection.”
The Metro


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

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