Comics Uncovered: From Glasgow to Gotham Exhibition

20 May 2023 until 20 October 2024

Location: Armoury

Comics Uncovered: From Glasgow to Gotham Exhibition

Discover the fascinating history of comic books from the Bute Collection at Mount Stuart, in our exhibition 'Comics Uncovered: From Glasgow to Gotham'!

Our exhibition uncovers the evolution of comics, tracing how this multi-modal form of storytelling developed through the Bute Collection - from the anarchic satirists of the Georgian era to mavericks of modern comics. A range of artists, writers, and publishers from the UK to Europe, and the USA will be shown in our intimate exhibition space, including work by James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Jonathan Swift, Punch, Charles Dickens, George Belcher, DC Thomson, DC Comics, Marvel and much more.

Well-known characters such as Dare Devil, Blank Panther and Spiderman can be seen alongside first editions of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, William Hogarth’s The Analysis of Beauty, and The Satires of Juvenal and Persius - which dates to 1544.

From caricatures and original drawings to archival material, toys, and books: a fascinating array of material collected by the Bute Family over the course of several generations will be on display for our visitors. Explore the extraordinary history of comics through the Bute Collection on your visit to Mount Stuart this year!

Visiting FAQs

The exhibition is open on a self-guided basis during regular house opening hours. Please see Plan your visit for full house opening dates & times.

Access is included with all House & Gardens tickets priced at £17 Adult/£15 Concession.