Comic Culture

British Library has this most brilliant exhibition on comics, Comics Unmasked. The exhibition not only traces the history of comics but also how comics have influenced other industries like music, video games and films.

The exhibition recreates the desk of Mark Millar, one of the greatest comic artists of the UK, with a monitor showing clips from Kickass and a note which said ‘And you really thought this was made in Hollywood?’ or something to that effect.Millar’s other popular comic include the Secret Service which has also recently been turned into a film.

Kickass was a good film but Kickass the comic is even more fun.

I am just amazed at how culture undergoes so much of transformation while travelling ‘across the pond’ and transcending mediums.



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