Charlie Adlard exhibition attracts thousands

The Drawn of the Dead exhibition proved to be a success at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery (SM&AG), attracting over 10,000 people.

The figures make Drawn of the Dead one of the most visited exhibitions to be hosted at SM&AG.

Drawn of the Dead celebrated the work of the comic artist behind The Walking Dead, Charlie Adlard.

Drawn of the Dead showcased more than 80 of Charlie’s artworks from the Walking Dead, cult French comic Vampire State Building, Code Flesh and White Death as well as his life drawing.

An image of comic art from The Walking Dead by Charlie Adlard.

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council Cabinet member for culture, leisure, communications and waste, said:

We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to celebrate Charlie’s stunning work in the Drawn of the Dead exhibition and are pleased with its success.

While a large proportion of visitors to this exhibition were families, we were also hoping that this exhibition would help us attract new audiences to the Museum and this has proved to be a success which we are particularly pleased about.

I’d like to thank Charlie for allowing SM&AG to showcase his work and I hope everyone who visited the exhibition thoroughly enjoyed it.

Charlie Adlard, said:

It’s been an absolute honour to have an exhibition on this scale in my home town. I’ve been overjoyed with how it’s turned out and I cannot thank SM&AG enough for all the work they put in to make it a success.

A reduced version of the Drawn of the Dead exhibition will be on display at the Shropshire Museums Collections Centre in Ludlow in February 2020.

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Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is owned and managed by Shropshire Council.