Celebrating UK Creativity at the Baltimore Comic-Con!
At the Baltimore Comic-Con this past weekend, the British Embassy in Washington celebrated what is GREAT about the comic book, science-fiction and creative industries throughout the UK.
British Comic book artists Mike Carey, Paul Jenkins, and Roger Langridge participated in a panel themed around the ‘British Invasion’ of American comics. In the 1980s, a number of British writers and artists started producing work for American comics and brought a fresh take that appealed to fans and critics alike. This has been coined the ‘British Invasion’. To celebrate this longstanding theme, the British Embassy exhibited at the Comic-Con, showcasing what is GREAT about the creative industries in Britain – from Doctor Who to Game of Thrones to Harry Potter to Wallace & Gromit, and the many British contributions to the American creative arts.
In addition to the panel, a number of British Creatives, including Mark Buckingham, Barry Kitson, Brian Bolland and others were on the floor, signing autographs, drawing and speaking with fans.
The UK has one of the largest creative sectors in the world, and British artists have also excelled in the areas of music, computer games, fine art, fashion, and film.
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