New Jamie Hewlett Art for British Library’s Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK
The British Library have unveiled new art by Tank Girl and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett in anticipation of Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK, the UK’s biggest comics exhibition to date. Running from May 2nd until the August 19th 2014, the show promises to “Comics Unmasked traces the history of the British comic book and explores how comics and graphic novels have uncompromisingly addressed such subjects as violence, sexuality and drugs, breaking social boundaries with the innovative form that marries literature and visual art.”.
One of Hewlett’s two great pieces of art for the exhibition. Shades of Garth Ennis/ Amanda Connor / Jimmy Palmiotti’s The Pro? Seems appropriate given the subject matter at hand.
Amongst other events, Jamie Hewlett will be joined by the original writer of Tank Girl Alan Martin for a special public event, Tank Girl and the Aftermath, at the British Library on Friday 27 June, 18.30-20.00. Tickets priced £8 (£6, £5 concessions) available from http://boxoffice.bl.uk
Prices for the exhibition are: Standard Adult £9.50, Gift Aid £10.50, Senior 60 plus £7.50, Other concessions £5, Under 18s Free, Friends of the British Library Free All galleries are accessible by wheelchair and information can be requested from Visitor Services staff on 020 7412 7332.
See you there!