Scenes of Scottish History set in a Graphic Novel Style – New Exhibition Opening at Paisley Museum

A new exhibition that is sure to appeal to fans of the comic-book genre will open this weekend at Paisley Museum. 22 Pages – Scenes from Scottish History depicts historical events presented in a graphic novel style. The exhibition is FREE and will run from Saturday 2 April to Friday 20 May.

Thanks to the success of the ‘Superhero genre’, graphic novels and comic illustration have gained immense popularity and respect in recent years. But this medium is not new. The cave paintings of ages past and hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt were the first examples of storytelling through pictures. Inspired by this tradition, this exhibition features 22 scenes from Scottish history, presented in a graphic novel style, in a that connects popular culture to traditional heritage in fun and vibrant ways.

The exhibition will also give visitors the chance to try their hand at creating their own comic book page or character.

Neil Bristow, Creative Learning Co-ordinator at Renfrewshire Leisure and organiser of the exhibition states ‘This is a fascinating exhibition, presenting events from Scottish history in a new way, that we are sure will appeal to visitors of all ages’