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Nelson launches with artwork exhibitions

November 28, 2011 in Events, News

Nelson book coverAn exhibition featuring artwork from the new graphic novel Nelson has opened upstairs at the Cartoon Museum in London, and runs until February.

Nelson is a a collective graphic novel, a 250-page collaboration between 54 British comic creators. The work of 15 of those artists can be seen at the museum, and more is on display at Gosh Comics in Soho.

Based on an original idea by Rob Davis and co-edited by Davis and Woodrow Phoenix, Nelson is the fictional life story of Nel Baker from her birth in 1968 to the present day. Each artist took on one day from those 43 years.  The book celebrates the diversity of talent in British comics. The artists involved are from editorial and newspaper strips, humour comics and magazines, children’s books, indie and web publishing, and sci-fi and superhero comics.

Nelson artwork

All profits from the book go to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity. See more at the website of the publisher Blank Slate Books.