“Geeks will inherit the world,” notes chair Stuart Kelly. With the British Library opening one of its exhibition spaces to a pair of comic book aficionados, it seems like we’re not far from that famous prediction becoming reality.
Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK was the brainchild of Paul Gravett and John Dunning, who sought to present the importance of comics in addressing politics, gender, violence and sexuality. For those unable to catch the London-based exhibition, they have a book substitute, but make it clear they’d like to tour the exhibition in the future.
“We have some great comic writers’ work leaving the country but not being recognised here,” says John, adding that having the exhibit in the British Library gives it a little added gravitas.