Celebrate The Cartoon Museum’s 10th Birthday with the Great British Novel Exhibition

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Ever wondered just what it takes to make the great British graphic novel? Well an exhibition to celebrate the 10th birthday of Britain’s only dedicated cartoon museum may set you on the right path.

From 20th April to 24th July the Cartoon Museum will be showing off just what Britain has been up to in terms of comics over the past three centuries (Blimey we’ve been knocking out comics for that long???). The team behind the exhibition are promising to have over 100 original artworks on display. There will also be artwork on show that the Cartoon Museum has picked up as part of a projected called Comic Creators which is a Heritage Funded project, where by the museum has been able to buy original British comic artwork for the collection.

Some of the genres the exhibition will be covering is as varied as the work itself – Politics, Roots and Traditions, Fantasy, History and Autobiography, Non-fiction, Literary adaptations. I’m guessing (hoping) we may see some sub genres sneaking into to those genres as a part of the exhibition, which would be cool.

So this all sounds great right? You’re probably reaching for your pillow and blanket right now to camp outside the museum until it opens, right? But just in case you’re not and you’re thinking just whose work is going to be on display he’re comes the list bit…

Artists on display will include…deep breath

Asia Alfasi, Nick Abadzis, Rachael Ball, H.M. Bateman, Raymond Briggs,Mark Buckingham, Eddie Campbell, Kate Charlesworth, Joe Colquhoun,  George Cruikshank, Darryl Cunningham, Rob Davis, Al Davison, Hunt Emerson, Carlos Esquerra, Kate Evans, Karrie Fransman, Dave Gibbons, Jamie Hewlett, Dave Hine Jim Holdaway, William Hogarth, Ilya, Nabiel Kaban, Will Kevans, David Lloyd, John McCrea, Jamie McKelvie, Dave McKean, Kevin O’Neil, Warren Pleece, Woodrow Phoenix, Ken Pyne, John Ridgeway, Martin Rowson, Ronald Searle, Jade Sarson, Posy Simmonds, Nicola Streeten, Carol Swain, Bryan Talbot, Ian Williams, W.F. Thomas, Una, and Oscar Zarate.

And breathe…

If you fancy checking out the exhibition during its run then here are the opening times and admission prices…you’re welcome.

Cartoon Museum
35 Little Russell Street
London WC1A 2HH

Open:Mon – Sat, 10.30 – 17.30; Sun, 12.00 – 17.30 To 19 June.

From 20 June: Tues – Sunday 10.30 – 17.30. Closed Monday.

Admission: £7, £5, £3, Free to Under-18s.

If you do head along to the exhibition then let us know in the comments section what you thought of it.

Source: The Cartoon Museum
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