Comics Uncovered: From Glasgow to Gotham Exhibition
'Comics Uncovered: From Glasgow to Gotham' opens at Mount Stuart on Saturday 20th May. Delve into the fascinating history of comic books in the Bute Collection, tracing how this multi-modal form of storytelling developed over time.
This exhibition uncovers the evolution of comics, from the anarchic satirists of the Georgian era to mavericks of modern comics. A range of artists, writers, and publishers from the UK to Europe, and the USA will be shown in Mount Stuart’s exhibition space, including work by James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Jonathan Swift, Punch, Charles Dickens, George Belcher, DC Thomson, DC Comics, Marvel and much more.
From caricatures and original drawings to archival material, toys, and books: a fascinating array of material collected by the Bute Family over the course of several generations will be on display for our visitors. Explore the extraordinary history of comics through the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart this summer.
The exhibition can be viewed during standard opening hours from 20th May to 29th October 2023. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or on arrival at the Round-house. Adult tickets are priced at £20.50, which includes standard House & Gardens admission. Mount Stuart members go free. The exhibition is situated in the Armoury, which is adjacent to the Marble Hall. Lift access is available on this floor.
Find out more here: www.mountstuart.com/whats-on/comics-uncovered
Mount Stuart, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Argyll Bute PA20 9LR
Wed 24 May to Sat 22 July