Friday, 25 April 2014

Pick up the Guardian comics special this weekend


The Guardian seems to be lending  its support to the upcoming Comics Unmasked exhibtion at the British Library, with a variety of articles, like this one on how to write a comic, and more excitingly, pairing up well-known authors to collaborate with artists to create new comic works. The first comic, 'Here,' a Frazer Irving adaptation of The End Of Alice author AM Homes’s tale of a mysterious phone call is available to read on the site for free now. Further to that, Rich Johnston reports that the newspaper's Weekend magazine will  this Saturday collect all the comics and articles in a print special. The comics will also run on the website for all to read, with one story appearing every day from today. Here's some of the authors and artists taking part:

  • AM Homes and Frazer Irving
  • Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell
  • Gillian Flynn and Dave Gibbons
  • Dave Eggers
  • Margaret Atwood and Christian Ward
  • Michel Faber and Roger Langridge
You can see preview for all those strips here. I seem to remember the Guardian did a comics special in the Weekend last year (or maybe a while back) with Kate Beaton and others contributing comics. That quickly sold out, and I'm sure this will, too. Make sure you get your hands on a copy.