We are excited to welcome a new exhibition ‘Drawn of the Dead’, which celebrates the work of internationally famous comic artist and Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard. Drawn of the Dead will open on Saturday 1 June 2019 in partnership with the Comics Salopia festival which brings a stunning selection of comic artists to the county as well as celebrating the county’s home-grown talent.
Drawn of the DeadIn this exciting new exhibition you will find a stunning selection of Charlie’s original works from the Walking Dead comic series displayed alongside immersive, set piece installations created by sculptor Andrew Bryden. AMC’s blockbusting television show, The Walking Dead, now in its 9th season is a spin off from the revered comic book series created by Robert Kirkman and Shropshire’s own Charlie Adlard. This unique exhibition extends to the museum balcony where you will see the breadth of Charlie’s work beyond The Walking Dead. Images from cult French comic Vampire State Building are displayed alongside Charlie’s life drawing and original books Code Flesh and White Death. Charlie Adlard, said:
“I’m incredibly proud to have this exhibition in my home town. And, not only is it here in Shrewsbury, but it’ll be the best exhibition of my works staged anywhere. It’s going to be a truly immersive experience.”We will be working with education sector partners including Nottingham Trent University to give opportunities to students on theatre design courses to work with us on the build of this exhibition.
About Charlie AdlardCharlie began his work in the UK on the 2000 AD series including Judge Dredd and Armitage. He also worked on White Death with the local Robbie Morrison. In the United States, he is best known for his work on The X-Files, Marvel and DC comics and The Walking Dead. He has been the penciller on The Walking Dead since 2004 and was the UK Comics Laureate from February 2017 – February 2019.