Meanwhile in the LibrarySeptember 1 2017 – July 31 2018
Comics are not a new thing. Using images to tell stories and convey information has been a ‘thing' since before written language existed.
We can trace the ancestors of the modern comic back a very long way; think of pictographs and cave paintings as being the grandparents of comics, just as ancient Greek and Roman theatre grew and developed into modern drama, performance and film. If you’re reading this, it’s probably because, at the very least, you are interested in comics and image narratives: you may not have read many comics texts before and that’s not a problem at all. But what you may not know is that you probably read comics every day. The comics form exists across the narrative and educational spectrum, including texts from the Bayeux Tapestry and ancient Egyptian tomb paintings to IKEA furniture instructions and those leaflets used on airplanes to give safety instructions.
This exhibition, which will run at both campus libraries throughout the academic year 2017-2018 and will explore five themes over the course of the academic year. Over the course of the exhibition, new issues will be added to the guide to support each theme.