Comic Laureate and Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard to deliver free talk in Lancaster

Charlie Adlard - 2016
Charlie Adlard

Comic Lareate Charlie Adlard‘s illustrations for The Walking Dead are recognised and celebrated throughout the world, along with his other work, and the artist will be giving a free talk about his career at the Grand Theatre, Lancaster, next month.

Organised by Lancaster University, this is a special preview event for the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival.

Charlie will give a short lecture on life as the illustrator for major comic series including The Walking Dead, Batman, The X Files and Judge Dredd and then take part in a discussion with Dr Andrew Tate from Lancaster’s Department of English and Creative Writing, before a Q&A session with the audience.

Charlie is a veteran of the comic industry, having been drawing for over 20 years, but he is best known as the illustrator of The Walking Dead, which has received many industry awards including an Eisner ‘Best Artist’ nomination.

Charlie became the UK Comics Laureate in October 2016, working to raise awareness of comics are a tool for increasing literacy and encouraging creativity in young people.

•  From Batman to The Walking Dead: An Illustrator’s Life with Charlie Adlard 4.00pm – 5.00pm Thursday 12 October 2017 The Grand Theatre, St Leonards Gate, Lancaster, LA1 1NL |Free – but book here on EventBrite

Read our recent Kendal Calling interview with Charlie here

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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