Comics Unmasked : Art and Anarchy in the UK Paperback
It may come as a surprise that comics offer much more than meets the eye.
Of course we all have happy memories of favourite childhood reading (Beano, Dandy, Eagle, Mad, Viz - the list is endless).
But how aware are we that there is something inherently anarchic about comics?
A huge variety have been produced over the centuries by British creators.
It is a strong tradition that continues today. Some of the biggest names in comics - Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum) - are featured in this visually stimulating book (which accompanies a major exhibition at the British Library).
But there are many, many more. And it is the diversity of content and form, as well as comics' ongoing relevance, which is a main focus.
The seditious aspects of the comics tradition - adult, underground and 'alternative' material - is highlighted, alongside the superheroes who still dominate the scene.
There is anarchy everywhere that you look!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, 150 colour illustrations
- Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
- Publication Date: 02/05/2014
- Category: Exhibition catalogues & specific collections
- ISBN: 9780712357357