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The British are leaders in graphic novels so why do we not take the art form more seriously?

On its 10th anniversary, the Cartoon Museum celebrates an underrated art form in which the British excel, as demonstrated by the works of Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot

23 April 2016

9:00 AM

23 April 2016

9:00 AM

The Great British Graphic Novel

Cartoon Museum, until 24 July

Art Spiegelman, the American cartoonist behind Maus, the celebrated Holocaust cartoon, dreamt up a good definition of graphic novels: comics you need a bookmark for. This jolly show about the British graphic novel takes an even broader approach.

It begins with Hogarth’s 1731 series, ‘A Harlot’s Progress’, the tale of an ingénue in London who becomes a prostitute and dies of syphilis.

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