Pow! A Cartoon & Comic Book Tour Of London

£8.00 - £10.00

Superheroes & Satire in the West End - A Cartoon & Comic Book Walking Tour of London.

Saturday 15th September 2018

10:45am

Meet at Westminster Tube (Exit 4)

"Adam is an amazing guide and incredible story-teller"
rh24 TripAdvisor 2016

 

 

In two graphic hours we'll swing from censorship to Spiderman and back. Scooby Doo will rub shoulders with Gillray. Sherlock Holmes will team up with Batman. We'll see Walpole's bare bum and gaze into the hypnotic, lunatic eyes of Thatcher and Blair in the work of Steve Bell. There will be Marvel cameos from Captain America and Deadpool. Walt Disney will fly above Big Ben. We'll also take a look at some modern British classics – V For Vendetta, 2000A.D, From Hell & The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. We'll even drop-in on Wonder Woman's central London flat.

 

If you are interested in "the sale of American type comics in this country and the social effects which they might be having [on young people]" – as was Winston Churchill (for those are his words - in the 50's the issue of morality in comics reached the PM's desk) then this is the walk for you. If you like a chase sequence and a punch-up in a colourful costume, you will be equally at home. If you simply love an art form that is "in defiance of the primary need of the powerful to be taken seriously, often against all the external evidence of their innate absurdity" (Martin Rowson) – then I'll look forward to spending time in your company.

 

 

Pow! A Cartoon & Comic Book Tour Of London

Saturday 15th September 2018

10:45am

Meet at Westminster Tube (Exit 4)

 

 

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