5 August 18.30-19.30
Exhibition Co-curator Anita O’Brien looks at the changing perceptions of World War 1 in the work of cartoon and comic artists in 1914-18 and since.
Through looking at artworks and postcards produced during the dark period of WW1 and through the new commissions produced for the 1914 Day by Day Cartoons project, Anita will illustrate how parts of the story are represented very differently.
This talk will include cartoon and comic artwork and postcards that are not on display in the Never Again exhibition, and will include a chance for visitors to see the new commissions produced by artists Steve Bell (Guardian), Peter Brookes (The Times), Steven Camley (Glasgow Herald), Kate Charlesworth (The Cartoon History of Time), Achim Greser & Heribert Lenz (Frankfurter Allegemeine), John McCrea & Ferg Handley (Marvel/Lucas film & Marvel/Commando), Jon McNaught (Dockwood), Woodrow Phoenix (Rumble Strip), Zoom Rockman (The Zoom!), Posy Simmonds (Tamara Drew), Ralph Steadman (New Statesman) and Lalit Kumar Sharma & Alan Cowsill (The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Marvel).
Adults £6, Concessions £5, Friends of the Museum £4
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