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COMIXMAS EXHIBITION:
WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE


ComiXmas: When Worlds Collide is an exhibition of fantastic images from contemporary comic books and graphic novels. This stunning collection features work by the best contemporary comic book artists, along with images from past great masters of the genre. Normally viewed on the page, the comic art shown in ComiXmas will be displayed as prints at a strikingly larger scale, transforming them into gallery art, with spectacular results. Comic book artists combine image-making with narrative, and in this exhibition we can see the quality of the images and design standing on their own - while telling a story.

Included in the exhibition is work by Osamu Tezuka, one of the fathers of Japanese manga and anime; Hergé, the Belgian creator of Tintin; Woodrow Phoenix, creator of the award winning Rumble Strip; Andrzej Klimowski, illustrator of The Master & Margarita; Reinhard Kleist, illustrator of Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness; From Hell creators Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, and many others. Also on display will be glass cabinets showing original scripts, sketches and other preparatory stages. More details…

Tickets: Free
Where: London Print Studio Gallery, 425 Harrow Road, London
When: December 11 to February 6, 2010



The ComiXmas exhibition will feature images from the following books:

Blake & Mortimer by Edgar P. Jacobs
Dororo by Osamu Tezuka
Dungeon by Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim & Christophe Blain
Fat Freddy’s Cat by Gilbert Shelton
From Hell by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell
Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness by Reinhard Kleist
Judge Dredd by John Wagner & Robbie Morrison
Li’l Santa by Lewis Trondheim & Robin Thierry
Luba by Gilbert Hernandez
Lucky Luke by René Goscinny & Morris
The Art Of John Romita Jnr by John Romita Jr
Master & Margarita by Andrzej Klimowski & Danusia Schejbal
Requiem Vampire Knight by Pat Mills & Olivier Ledroit
Rumble Strip by Woodrow Phoenix
Skin Deep by Charles Burns
Strontium Dog by John Wagner, Alan Grant & Carlos Ezquerra
Supreme by Alan Moore & Rick Veitch
The Aranzi Hour by Aranzi Aronzo
The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book by Joe Daly
Tintin by Hergé
Twelfth Night by Nana Li
Unlovable by Esther Pearl Watson
Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai

Additionally there will be a couple of silkscreened prints from the Slovenian group Stripburger, from their new anthology Greetings from Cartoonia.


In association with London Print Studio and Turnaround.

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