Manga @ Glasgow Film Festival

The Glasgow Film Festival has a considerable comics strand this year due to the presence of Mark Millar as a GFF Ambassador. The details of workshops, talks and screenings were originally mentioned on downthetubes here.

One of the events listed in the printed brochure that had to be cancelled was a talk between comics expert and author of Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics, Paul Gravett, and Amruta Patil. This has now been replaced in the schedule by “Global Manga: The Worldwide Impact of Japanese Comics” with Paul talking to Japanese artist Chie Kutsuwada and Scottish manga writer Sean Michael Wilson. This takes place on Thursday 24 February in CCA4 beginning at 1300. The talk will be followed by book signings by the participants.

There are more details of this event and how to buy tickets for it at the Glasgow Film Festival website.

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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