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The making of Comic Invention

Wednesday 9 March 2016 18:00-19:30

Ahead of the opening on 18 March 2016 at the Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow, Laurence Grove and Peter Black, co-curators of the exhibition Comic Invention, walk us through the ups and downs of its making.

Looking at graphic narrative in its widest sense, Comic Invention showcases treasures from the ancient Egyptians onwards, alongside artists such as Hogarth, Rembrandt, Picasso, Lichtenstein, Télémaque, Hockney and Warhol, but also the first major display of original drawings by graphic artist Frank Quitely of DC Comics.

The exhibition establishes Scotland as home to the world’s first comic, The Glasgow Looking Glass of 1825, to be compared with the original manuscript and initial printed edition of Rodolphe Töpffer’s Histoire de Monsier Jabot (c. 1833), to be displayed for the first time worldwide thanks to a generous Los Angeles loan.

This highly-illustrated talk will guide you through the ups and downs of the making of the exhibition, putting particular emphasis on the numerous French connections.

A talk in English by Laurence Grove and Peter Black
Please book in advance: 0131 225 5366 or info ifecosse.org.uk

Don’t miss Comic Invention at the Hunterian Art Gallery, 18 March - 17 July 2016

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