British Library To Launch Comics Unmasked Exhibition In 2014

Dave Gibbons

The Paul Gravett and John Dunning-curated exhibition will focus on the history of British comics. Dave Gibbons The Trials of Nasty Tales “Featuring some of the biggest names in comics, including Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta), Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) and Grant Morrison (Batman: Arkham Asylum), the British comics tradition stretches back to the Victorian era and beyond,” said the British Library. “The show will explore the full potential of the medium, demystifying the process of creating comics while presenting work that is challenging to the status quo. Its materials unflinchingly examine issues around gender, violence, sexuality, drug-taking and politics.” The image released with the announcement is Dave Gibbons’s cover to a 1973 issue of The Trials of Nasty Tales. Comics Unmasked will be on display in the PACCAR Gallery from May 2 to August 19.

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