Choose your own adventure for Britain with the London Graphic Novel Network

London Graphic Novel Network - Choose Your Own Adventure

The National Poetry Library and the London Graphic Novel Network will be presenting a collaborative workshop next month at the Royal Festival Hall, exploring how the expression of poetry can be paired with the art of comics.

The aim is to create an anthology of poetry comic strips in a little over an hour, expressing what path the UK should take in a post-Brexit world.

Led by poet Chrissy Williams (Bear, Bloodaxe Books) and comics artist Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard, Image Comics), the workshop involves a mix of collage and illustration and is suitable for all, even for those with little to no experience with art or poetry.

• Choose your own adventure for Britain 8.00pm 7th June 2017, National Poetry Library, Level 5, Blue side, Royal Festival Hall. Free but booking essential. Places are limited. Email specialedition@poetrylibrary.org.uk to reserve your place.

 

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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