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Exhibition of Italian 1960s Comics: Eureka – A Forgotten Anglo-Italian Comic Strip Adventure

Eureka No 1 COVER

Founded in 1967 by Luciano Secchi, Eureka was one of the most significant popular Italian comics of the Sixties and Seventies. In a post-war context of relaxed censorship, and amidst the Italian economic boom, Eureka was at the forefront of a new comics craze.

What really set Eureka apart from other publications was it didn’t look exclusively to America, or France – instead, it channelled the London Swinging Sixties vibe. With vibrant, almost psychedelic covers, Eureka introduced Italian readers to memorable British strips from Andy Capp ٴTiffany Jones, later adding homegrown productions such as Bonvi’s ٳٰܱܰԻLupo Alberto.

The exhibition will take Italophiles and enthusiasts of British culture on a journey through the very best comics from the 60s, providing an opportunity to celebrate the forgotten but important Anglo-Italian cultural dialogue. The showcase will also include the graphics of other pop-inspired Italian strips from the period, such as Linus, Alter Linus, ԻSgt Kirk.

The exhibition is free entry, and will run from the 22 April to 2 July 2024 at the Learning and Resource Centre (LRC), 侫ѡ, College Lane, 侫ѡ, PO19 6PE. The LRC is open from 8am to 5pm on weekdays, and from 10am to 4pm on weekends. To attend the opening launch at 5pm on 22 April 2024, please contact Alessandro Pozzolo through the following email: apozzol1@stu.chi.ac.uk.

The exhibition has been curated by Hugo Frey and Alessandro Pozzolo in partnership with the University of Chichester and the Italian Cultural Institute in London.

Event details

Monday 22 Apr 2024

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Learning and Resource Centre (LRC), 侫ѡ, College Lane, 侫ѡ, PO19 6PE

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