The first major retrospective of the work of Liverpool-born artist John Higgins, who found global success as a comic book artist and writer for 2000AD, DC and Marvel, is to be exhibited at the University’s Victoria Gallery & Museum.
`Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: the Art of John Higgins’ will provide a glimpse into the extraordinary imagination of John Higgins – an output which crosses the boundaries between comics, graphic novels, cinema, television, advertising and music.
The exhibition will feature Higgins’ original art displayed alongside examples of the work of the artists and science fiction classics that inspired him.
John Higgins said: “I want the exhibition to show young artists and writers that anything is possible, that you can have a career in comics and SF illustration, and that aliens, zombies and fantastic worlds can be made real, you just need imagination.
“To have an exhibition in my home town at the University’s Victoria Gallery & Museum is an honour beyond my wildest imaginings and if you want to see how far my wildest imaginings can go, come to the exhibition.”
`Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: the Art of John Higgins’ opens on Friday, 10 March 2017 and runs until October 2017.
Such a cool comms project to have worked on. Worked (and still working with) some great people on this. You know who you are 😉
And don’t forget the accompanying book from LUP, including Watchmen and Dredd artwork: bit.ly/2l6AH1R
Really proud to work here! This exhibition is going to be fantastic – in every sense of the word!!
I’m hoping there’s some Watchmen artwork. Either way, I’m sure it’ll be a worthwhile exhibition.
There’s going to be some fantastic Watchmen art, Joy! (And some behind the scenes stuff, too)
Awesome! I used to love 2000AD as a kid. I still read the Dredd file compilations I have now actually. Should be well worth a visit to see this.