Yesterday I wrote about the important Comics Unmasked art show on at the British Library. For those of us who can’t go see it in perseon, we can still get a 150 page digital anthology of comics from the show, via Sequential. Here’s what you get:
This free digital anthology gives you over 150 pages of comics and information on display in the exhibition. Selected comics are shown in short excerpts, each with an introductory page giving information about the publication and its place in British comics’ history.
Highlights include rarely-seen strips from The Trials of Nasty Tales by Dave Gibbons and Ed Barker, early forms of sequential art such as A Harlot’s Progress and Ally Sloper, excerpts from 2000 AD favourites such as Judge Dredd, Slaine and Zenith, and strips from British comics legends including Alan Moore, Hunt Emerson, Brian Bolland, Neil Gaiman, DaveMcKean and many more.
This anthology will be available to download for free until the exhibition ends on August 19, 2014. Please note that the anthology contains graphic content and is not suitable for minors.
Free comics!!! Fire up the old ipad now.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.