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Article: Posy Simmonds
Posted: June 3, 2012
As Britain celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee over this extra-long June weekend holiday, it’s a good occasion to celebrate our very own ‘Queen of Comics’, Posy Simmonds. Awarded an MBE, she was recently invited to a Royal reception for the Jubilee, one of only two cartoonists attending (the other being Gerald Scarfe). Over the past few months I have been collaborating with her to curate her first ever career-spanning exhibition. Retrospective Posy Simmonds: Essentially English opens on June 12th at the beautiful Art Nouveau, Victor Horta-designed Belgian Comic Strip Centre in Brussels and continues until November 25th 2012. I’ll be adding photos from the exhibition shortly, but in this week’s Article I’m presenting the texts I have written for the explanatory graphic panels, plus some sneak peaks at some of the treasures going on display. Read the rest of this Article here…
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