What constitutes success in the UK comics scene – and who gets to have it? Is it a meritocratic free-for-all, or are there gatekeepers? What barriers and prejudices do creators face? Is it all about who you know? Who gets to tell their stories?
In the third online discussion event following the results of the UK Comics Creator Survey, Comics Laureate Hannah Berry will chair an online discussion tonight, digging into the issue before throwing it open to the audience in a bid to put heads (virtually) together to find ways that we can make things better.
This online panel features esteemed panelists: artist, author and comics industry veteran Patrice Aggs; director of Comics Salopia and ICE festivals Shane Chebsey; co-founder of comics publisher BHP, the 9 Panels Agency and Glasgow Comic Con Sha Nazir; host of WIP Comics group and podcast and founder of Hackney Comic & Zine Fair Joe Stone; and author, academic and co-founder of LD Comics, Dr Nicola Streeten.