Polish Comics in London

Poles Apart

Poles Apart

Between 6 and 16 November fans can see an exhibition of Polish comic book artists in London. ‘Poles Apart – New Polish Comics & Graphic Novels’ is the first exhibition of Polish comic book and graphic novel art of this scale in the UK. The exhibition consists of work by the twelve foremost Polish artists of the last two decades. This includes: Agata Wawryniuk, Przemysław Truściński, Krzysztof Gawronkiewicz, Tomasz Leśniak, Krzysztof Ostrowski, Michał Śledziński, Jacek Frąś, Tomasz Tomaszewski, Berenika Kołomycka, Marcin Podolec, Bartosz and Tomasz Minkiewicz. They have a long list of achievements behind them, including numerous publications in Poland and abroad. The British audience will find it interesting to see the work of Agata Wawryniuk, author of “Rozmówki polsko-angielskie” (Polish-English Phrasebook), a comic about the everyday life of Polish immigrants in the UK. The exhibition will show the diverse techniques of Polish artists. It will also present the Polish approach to comics, and the distinct framing and composition styles. Panels and Q&As with the artists will give fans the opportunity to discuss and learn more about art techniques directly from the artists themselves. Advisor to the exhibition is Mr. Paul Gravett, a renowned journalist, curator and comic art promoter. The exhibition is funded by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.

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