The art of the graphic novel

Kidnapped artwork
'Kidnapped', the graphic
novel.

The latest exhibition at the National Library of Scotland tells the story of how comic books have 'grown up'.

'Local heroes: The art of the graphic novel' uses material from NLS collections to illustrate the influence that Scottish writers and artists have had in this area, from 'The Broons' to 'Batman'. The free exhibition runs from 4 April to 1 June and is open daily.

Meet Cam Kennedy and Alan Grant

Two of the internationally acclaimed veterans of the graphic novel give a talk next week at the National Library of Scotland.

Cam Kennedy and Alan Grant are renowned for their work on '2000AD' — the comic that gave the world Judge Dredd — and 'Batman'. Recently they collaborated on the graphic novel versions of 'Kidnapped' and 'Jekyll and Hyde'. The complete, original artwork from 'Kidnapped' is on display in the new exhibition, and the duo will give an illustrated talk on Wednesday 9 April.

For details of the talk and the exhibition, go to our events page.

3 April 2008



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