Artists of the early comic era (1920s-1930s) – such as Frans Masereel and Lynd Ward – had a keen interest in medieval woodcuts.
As sinful human beings become less human morally in their behaviour, the trees become more human physically by their bleeding.
The Medieval Comics exhibition launched at Orbital Comics on 23 March 2017 and ran till the end of April. Visitors got to see original artwork by Karrie Fransman inspired by the work of medieval literature scholars as well as comics from the Middle Ages.
See what we got up to at the British Library Medieval Comics workshops!
If you’ve been following the Medieval Comics blog, you’re already aware of the many connections between comics and the Middle Ages. Now that the Medieval Comics workshops and exhibition are past, I’ll show you the masterpieces that Karrie and two groups of Year Nines created. You’ll see new ways of ‘getting medieval’ with comics.
A wonderful write-up about the exhibition by Andy Oliver at Broken Frontier, as well as the Orbital Comics podcast of the launch party presentation!
The Medieval Comics Launch Party on 23 March…
How accurately do graphic novels depict medieval warfare and chivalry in real battles?
Three more works-in-progress by Karrie Fransman… Read the stories that go with the comics: The Amazons: warrior queens Mélusine the half-serpent woman Satan’s messenger and his helm of invisibility
Last week Year Nines gave this scavenger hunt a go at the Medieval Comics workshops hosted by the British Library. They found all the answers… can you?