A National Academy of Comics in Glasgow?

‘As we all know, the world’s first comic was invented in Glasgow.’ Prof Laurence Grove might not be right that we are all aware of comic book history, but perhaps he hopes we soon will be. With an exhibition at The Hunterian in 2016, Laurence is also in talks with the Centre for Contemporary Arts […]

Cultural Education: Different People Giving Different Things to Different People

When a Scot sees Tintin in a kilt entering a Scottish pub we are amused. What we observe contradicts what we know because he is not Scottish, he is Tintin, and (in the original) he is speaking French. Cultural norms are being transgressed, but—or rather and—the effect is enticing. The reader based in Brussels or […]