London Book Fair maintains interest in graphic novels

The London Book Fair will again be promoting graphic novels tomorrow (13th April) with a seminar entield The Graphic Novel Renaissance, chaired by Paul Gravett.

Has a “tipping point” been reached for graphic novels? Leading editors and publishers from the UK’s best and brightest graphic novel publishers discuss the rapidly changes occurring to this flourishing publishing sector.

The seminar is chaired by ComICA’s Paul Gravett, freelance journalist, curator, lecturer, writer and broadcaster, and speakers are Sam Arthur, Director, Nobrow Press; Olivier Cadic, Managing Director, Cinebook; Emma Hayley, Publishing Director, SelfMadeHero; and Lizzie Spratt, Commissioning Editor, Walker Books.

Almost 30 graphic novel publishers attended last year’s event despite disruption caused by the volcanic ash cloud problems which meant many would-be attendees did not get to the Fair.

• The Graphic Novel Renaissance: 13 Apr 2011, 13:00-14:00, Westminster Room, Earls Court 1. London Book Fair web site: www.londonbookfair.co.uk

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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  1. Another great book show this year even with some ash cloud problems.

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