The Graphic Novel World of Metaphrog: An Exhibition...
Here at Scots Whay Hae! we have long been fans of the comic and graphic novel writing duo Metaphrog (John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs - right) who, among other things, make award-winning graphic novels for young readers - books which have solved many a Christmas and birthday present dilemma.
They have an exhibition, The Graphic Novel World of Metaphrog, on from Sat 29th January to 17th April at theparkgallery, Callendar House, in Falkirk, and if you want an idea of their work it's the perfect place to become acquainted.
The exhibition is part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 and features work from 27 years creating comics and graphic novels. Spanning a whole career it includes pages from Strange Weather Lately, the very first Metaphrog comic, selections from the Louis graphic novels, right up to the more recent fairy tale adaptations, as well as a section on The First Men on Mercury, a four-page adaptation of the Edwin Morgan poem.
There are over 55 pieces of original art, prints and artifacts including process pages, scripts and sketchbooks, as well as short videos. Also on show are some pieces of non-comic original art from Sandra – work that she has made both for commissions and for pleasure.
Below are just a few examples of Metaphrog's work:
Some of the art on show is for sale, and the Callendar House shop will have a selection of graphic novels and prints for sale, as well as a limited-edition catalogue (with a small selection of the artwork) and introductions by Teddy Jamieson (The Herald) and Laurence Grove (The University of Glasgow), as well as a special postcard to mark the occasion.
Callendar House is open every day except Tuesday 10am-4pm & entry is FREE! The Park Gallery, Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk, FK1 1YR
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