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Drawing the battle lines in a fun fight with authority

Socialist Worker

The British Library exhibition Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy calls for Britain’s tradition of comics to be taken seriously, writes Annette Mackin

Comics Unmasked exhibition review

Vada magazine

The quality of the comics on show is a reminder that we are in the British Library, home of Shakespeare and Magna Carta, and the exhibition revels in its uniquely British perspective

Kick-Ass, subversive art and recordings from the Oz obscenity trial

Daily Mail

From Dennis the Menace to sexual violence and subversive politics, Britain's largest comic books exhibition has opened in London - and it is certainly varied

Comics Unmasked: seven cool events for comic fans

Time Out London blog

Last weekend the esteemed walls of the British Library received some very different visitors... 

James reports from the British Library's superb Comics Unmasked

Forbidden Planet blog

Described as a ‘Pivotal Exhibition’ where the British Library wants to have a show ‘that gives creators the respect that’s due to them’, this is indeed a brilliantly conceived and realised exhibition...

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Library stages UK's biggest comics exhibition

Guardian Culture

Superheroes feature but show focuses on the importance of British talent to what some perceive as a very American genre

Comics Unmasked: Anarchy in the UK, British Library


Fom Oz Magazine to V for Vendetta, British comics have been wildly subversive, as a new British Library exhibition shows