Monday, March 28, 2016

Comic Invention 

exhibit 

celebrates our long

 love 

affair with the

 graphic

 novel

CELEBRATE the graphic narratives that have kept us enthralled from the ancient Greeks through to Batman.

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A major new exhibition at the University of Glasgow offers art lovers and comic book enthusiasts alike the chance to explore the history of the graphic novel. Witness cultural and historical background to an industry that has absolutely exploded over recent years, including the rise of home grown talent such as Mark Millar and Grant Morrison.
The Comic Invention exhibit spans hundreds of years - and many different genres - to take a look at the human race has always told stories through pictures. The exhibit takes place at The Hunterian Art Gallery and Museum , running until July 17.
This event talks about how socially relevant the modern graphic novel as we know it has always been. From the iconic Lichtenstein and Warhol, to 18th century satirists, from the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt to the modern day Batman and X-Men series, this exhibition has it all.
image: http://i2.dailyrecord.co.uk/incoming/article7641673.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/DC-Comics-Batman.jpgThere is also the first extensive public display of comic artist Frank Quitely’s original artwork. Principally affiliated with DC Comics, Quietly has a stunningly impressive back catalogue including The Walking Dead, Judge Dredd, The Sandman and Superman. You can listen to Frank in conversation on Friday 13 May.The world’s first comic was made in Glasgow in 1825, so it seems fitting that such a wide-spanning exploration of the art form should take place here, too.With tours, workshops and events, The Comic Invention is not to be missed for those who love graphic novels.Admission to the exhibition is just £5 and can be bought via The Hunterian Museum. See their website for further details.For more things to do across Scotland, click here .
Read more at http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/comic-invention-exhibit-celebrates-long-7641536#43vO5eDQW6LAJTxU.99

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