Comics Unmasked

Posted: Wednesday 19th March 2014

In anticipation of Comics Unmasked, the UK’s biggest comics exhibition to date, the British Library has unveiled a brand new artwork by ‘Tank Girl’ and ‘Gorillaz’ co-creator Jamie Hewlett.

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.

The new commission, which will appear as a six-metre-high graphic installation in the Library, shows a moody, caped female with a defeated opponent in an alley behind and St Pancras clock tower just visible in the background.

The exhibition will run from 2 May to 19 August, so make sure the dates are pencilled firmly in your diary. For ticket prices click here.

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