I visited the Comics Unmasked – Art and Anarchy in the UK exhibition at the British Library yesterday. It’s an interesting and dark catalogue of comics through the decades. Forget The Beano and Whizzer and Chips, this is more Knockabout, Crisis and 2000AD. The photo above is a snapshot of part of the banner advertising the exhibition outside the library. If you are in London, interested in comics and have some spare time before August 19th, it’s worth a look.
I was accompanied by three superhero friends, and on the train journey into London, I drew a calling card for each of them. I made a quick pencil sketch then went over that with an italic nib and used Letraset Promarkers to colour in the cards. It’s great having superhero friends, do you recognise any of them?