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February 11, 2017
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Paul Williams mainThis new research study was organised by Dr Paul Williams (pictured).

Significantly more than a hundred items of original art from British visual books would be on tv show included in an innovative new University of Exeter research project.

The first art, along side publications and revolutionary displays, should be exhibited as part of a two-year task financed by the Arts and Humanities analysis Council. The task works until August 2016 and can highlight little-known graphic books from 1970s.

The event, known as The Great British Graphic Novel, will outline the history for the category, and show the massive selection of graphic novels coming out of the UK, with article writers and musicians producing romances, comedies, autobiographies, literary adaptations and governmental thrillers for readers of all many years.

While many exhibits come from the late 1970s for this day, art going back to the eighteenth century will be shown alongside newer material to underline the discussion between designers through the past and present.

Work would be exhibited by prominent graphic novelists such as for example Nick Abadzis, Hannah Berry, Kate Charlesworth, Hunt Emerson, Garth Ennis, William Hogarth, David Lloyd, Alan Moore, Woodrow Phoenix, Martin Rowson, Posy Simmonds and Bryan Talbot.

The event will show how the seminal visual novel Watchman, written by Alan Moore, evolved from Dave Gibbons’s original pencilled and inked art to John Higgins’s coloured pages towards printed version.

Organiser Dr Paul Williams, Senior Lecturer in 21st Century Literature in the Department of English, stated: “From comics without words to innovative combinations of text and image, visual novelists have actually amused, terrified, informed and enthralled, taking their particular readers to parallel worlds, globes long-past and worlds we can recently imagine.

“Visitors to the event will see that Watchmen, also major visual novels including Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s V for Vendetta and Posy Simmonds’s Gemma Bovery, are part of a much larger and older body of texts.

Source: www.exeter.ac.uk
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