Darryl Cunningham to talk “Graphic Science” at this year’s Glasgow’s Aye Write!

Aye Write! Graphic Science - Promo

Glasgow’s Aye Write! Book Festival has announced their March 2018 line-up. Their planned events include an appearance by graphic journalist Darryl Cunningham talking about Graphic Science, a cracking collection of stories about some often overlooked scientists last year.

Darryl Cunningham’s gorgeously illustrated Graphic Science gives a platform, a page and voice to seven humans who have been instrumental in their fields.

Graphic Science - Cover

Science is filled with wondrous discoveries from great names – Newton, Darwin, Einstein – but what about the names you don’t know?

So much has been achieved in the greatest fields of discovery – physics, engineering, botany – by those whose names have been forgotten. Darryl Cunningham’s wonderful Graphic Science gives a platform, a page and voice to seven humans who have been instrumental in their fields, including Mary Anning, fossil hunter and palaeontologist and Nicola Tesla, inventor, electrical engineer and physicist.

Graphic Science - Mary AnningGraphic Science - Nikola Tesla

Learn more about their lives about this event, their struggles and their greatest achievements.

Running 15th – 24th March 2018, among the other authors appearing at Aye Write! this year are a pre-festivals return to Glasgow for Ruby Wax before Sir Chris Bon ington, Peggy Seeger, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Robert Peston, Maggie O’ Farrell, Val McDermid, Brett Anderson, Professor A.C. Grayling, Evan Davis, Shami Chakrabarti, Graeme Obree, Jo Swinson all discuss their latest work and Neil MacGregor, formerly director of the British Museum gives the Tannahill Lecture.

Composer Sir James MacMillan, Lawyer Aamer Anwar, Scotland’s Makar Jackie Kay and Dr Adele Patrick all discuss “The books that made me”. Also returning are Aye Tunes, Aye Con and Aye Write! Introduces.

In total, well over 200 authors will be taking part in Aye Write! 2018 and their are plenty of creative writing events in the mix for aspiring writers.

The full list of Festival events is here on the Aye Write official web site.

• Daryl Cunningham: Graphic Science 24th March 2018  •  11.30am – 12.30pm  •  Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts • Book Tickets here 

(With thanks to Jeremy Briggs)

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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