Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption

The youth charity commission asks some of the biggest names in the comic industry to tackle political corruption. Comics and politics have been big news ever since Marjane Satrapi's sassy Iranian girlhood memoir Persepolis busted out of the comics ghetto and Joe Sacco's Palestine put comic-books-as-serious-journalism on the map. In fact, this is no new trend – it stretches right back to the birth of comics at the dawn of the 20th century, but political comics are only now being given the respect they deserve. Youth charity Ctrl.Alt.Shift have commissioned new work from international artists exploring the theme of corruption, creating a unique comic that bursts with different styles and approaches. The comic, simply titled 'Ctrl.Alt.Shift Unmasks Corruption', includes some of the biggest names working in the medium today – Dave McKean, Pat Mills and Bryan Talbot all present work, alongside previous unknowns from places as far flung as China and Africa. Musicians VV Brown and Lightspeed Champion also contribute. Source: Dazed Digital

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