At the Baltimore Comic-Con this past weekend, the British Embassy in Washington celebrated what is GREAT about the comic book, science-fiction and creative industries throughout the UK.
British Comic book artists Mark Buckingham, Barry Kitson, and Brian Bolland participated in a panel themed around the ‘British Invasion’ of American comic. In the 1980s, a number of British writers and artists started producing work for American comics and brought a fresh take that appealed to fans and critics alike. This has been coined the ‘British Invasion’. To celebrate this longstanding theme, the British Embassy exhibited at the Comic-Con, showcasing what is GREAT about the creative industries in Britain – from Doctor Who to Game of Thrones to Wallace & Gromit, and the British contributions to the American creative arts.
The UK has the largest creative sector per head in the world, and British artists have excelled in the areas of music, computer games, fine art and film.