A Mancster down South: Comics Unmasked at the British Library. (Part 1 of 4)

“Comics”, it’s an awkward word that means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. The British Library has taken the very open definition of “storytelling in sequential pictures” to show a wide variety of pieces dating back hundreds of years up to the present day, covering a huge number of subjects and media. It seems their aim is to show that the comics medium is open to any sort of storytelling for any audience, to challenge preconceptions of what a comic actually is and show that it’s an artform worth discussion. With everything from comical mischief to graphic violence, everything is on display in what is likely the largest and most in-depth exhibition of British comics ever. Continue reading