Event Date: 8 June 2016
Management Building Lecture Theatre
Royal Holloway University of London
Professor Laurence Grove (Glasgow) – Creating Comic Invention
The Comic Invention exhibition has stirred media interest worldwide. It showcases treasures from the ancient Egyptians onwards alongside Hogarth, Rembrandt, Picasso, Lichtenstein, Télémaque, Hockney, Warhol, and the first major display of original drawings by Frank Quitely (DC Comics). It presents the world’s first comic, The Glasgow Looking Glass (1825), alongside the original manuscript and initial printed edition of Rodolphe Töpffer’s Histoire de Monsieur Jabot (c. 1833). Contextualising the debate that surrounds the world’s first comic, this highly illustrated lecture will examine the current status of comics with respect to art and literature, using as linking point the ups and downs of the making of Comic Invention.
Part of the HARC Making Space for Art Lecture Series.
Introduction by Professor Eric Robertson (RHUL):