Panel Borders: Ian Rakoff and comics at the Victoria and Albert Museum
January 22, 2010
— Masculinity in American Comics
Ian Rakoff and comics at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Originally broadcast 21/01/10 as an episode of Strip! on Resonance 104.4 FM
Continuing our month long look at ‘Masculinity in American comics’, Alex Fitch talks to Ian Rakoff, a volunteer lecturer in sequential art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, who is primarily responsible for the museum’s acquisition of nearly 20,000 comics in their library. In advance of Ian’s lecture on February 3rd – ‘The Creation of the American identity through 20th Century comic strips’ – Alex and Ian talk about the latter’s lifetime interest in comics from being inspired by Captain Marvel as a child to buying rare 1930s comics as an adult off a stall in Cambridge Circus in the 1960s and issues such as the depiction of race and cultural stereotypes in comics and comic strips in the last century.
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Links: Info about comics in the National Art Library in the Victoria and Albert Museum
Ian Rakoff’s blog
Ladeez love comics
6.30-8.30pm, Monday 25 January 2010
The monthly discussion group for women who enjoy comics and men who enjoy intelligent discussion with women who enjoy comics!
Guest Speaker: Karrie Fransman, creator of ‘My Peculiar World’ Comic strip
Recommended Read: ‘ Blankets’ by Craig Thompson
The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ
Nearest Tube: Aldgate East. Follow the exit which directs you to the Whitechapel Art Gallery
Turn LEFT out of the tube into Whitechapel High Street.
Take the first left into Osborne Street and carry straight on into Brick Lane.
Take the fourth turning on the right into Heneage Street and The Rag Factory is a little way up, on the right.
Arthur Ransom at Orbital Comics Gallery
14 January- 14 February
Orbital Comics is pleased to present British comics legend, Arthur Ranson’s, premiere exhibition, showing art spanning throughout his prolific career from 2000AD and beyond and depictions of beloved characters such as Judge Anderson, PSI and Button Man…
8 Gt Newport Street
London WC2H 7JA
ComiXmas: When Worlds Collide is an exhibition of fantastic images from contemporary comic books and graphic novels, featuring work by the best contemporary comic book artists, along with images from past great masters of the genre. On display in the exhibition are prints reproduced at a strikingly larger scale by artists such as Osamu Tezuka, one of the fathers of Japanese manga and anime; Hergé, the Belgian creator of Tintin; Woodrow Phoenix, creator of the award winning Rumble Strip; Andrzej Klimowski, illustrator of The Master & Margarita; Reinhard Kleist, illustrator of Johnny Cash: I See A Darkness; From Hell creators Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, and many other artists. This free exhibition runs from 11 December 2009 to 6 February 2010 at the LondonPrintStudio Gallery, 425 Harrow Road, London.
More info at www.londonprintstudio.org.ukDonate to The Stroke Association and get free DVDs / CDs in exchange…
BBC audio director Neil Gardner (The Brightonomicon / Doctor Who: Hornet’s Nest) is offering choice items from his CD, DVD and book collection in exchange for donations to The Stroke Association and will match donations by 200%!
Spend your January sales money on Neil’s collection and donate to a good cause…
More info here…