Commando Comics at the National Army Museum

Although not digital/mobile comic news, I think this needs to get extra news out there!

The National Army Museum is near the Royal Hospital Chelsea in South West London and deserves a visit!

National Army Museum Goes Commando

Draw Your Weapons: The Art of Commando Comics

Scenes of action and adventure fill the walls of the National Army Museum as ‘Draw Your Weapons: The Art of Commando Comics’, our newest exhibition, kicks off on Thursday 1 September 2011.

This colourful and dynamic exhibition explores the heritage of the war comic from its initial conception, its heroic subject-matter and its continuing popularity. The exhibition boasts original Commando equipment and histories from the Museum’s Collection as well as the iconic dagger featured on the front of the Commando comic. Launched in partnership with leading publisher, DC Thomson, this explosive exhibition showcases key artwork and illustrations that draw on the 50 years of the Commando series.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Commando has captured the imagination of generations of children through courageous adventures, technical accuracy and high-quality art work.

Exhibition curator, Robert Fleming, said: ‘War comics have huge appeal for all. They’re packed with bold, brave tales and images which communicate the complexities of conflicts. The National Army Museum is delighted to work with DC Thomson to host this exhibition and celebrate Commando’s 50 successful years.’

Calum Laird, editor of Commando at DC Thomson, said: ‘Everyone at Commando is delighted that this major exhibition of Commando artwork is to be hosted by the National Army Museum, as one of the key activities of our 50th anniversary celebrations. We’re sure that fans of Commando old and new, will revel in this display of comic art at its best, exhibited so dynamically by the National Army Museum.’

Ends

For more information or images, please contact:

  • National Army Museum press office
    pr@nam.ac.uk
    020 7881 2433

For more information on Commando, please contact:

Commando © 2011 DC Thomson & Co. Ltd
www.commandocomics.com

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