Top European comic artists at SouthKenKidsFest

South Ken Kids Festival 2014 Flyer

 

Whoosh! South Ken Kids Festival wind is blowing in London with a blizzard of events to choose from! From Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd November, a score of children’s book artists will take over the Institut français and London-based schools for a week of family fun, with workshops, drawing duos, films, live music, and more.

Included in the line up are top European comic artists Fabien Vehlmann and Bruno Gazzotti will be at the @SouthKenKidsFest on Saturday 22nd November 2014 to talk about their bestselling series for teens, ‘Alone’.

Fabien Vehlmann is the acclaimed writer of bestselling comic book series Alone as well as the latest Spirou and Fantasio adventures. He also co-created Professeur Cyclope – a digital comics magazine.

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Belgian artist Bruno Gazzotti is the comic book illustrator of SODA. He also co-created bestselling series Alone which has recently been translated into English.

The South Ken Kids Festival has been going strong for 17 years and it’s great to see how it’d developed. From one day to a whole week, from a couple of guests to a score of artists from here, there, and everywhere, the festival has become a key rendezvous for children and families in the UK.

Organised by the Institut français, in past years they’ve welcomed some of the most talented artists of our time – starting with Quentin Blake who has been the patron of the festival from the very start. Over the years, the Festival has expanded from literature to cinema with an ever-growing range of screenings, and even to music as one of the weekend’s highlights – Impro! – features a world-class musician improvising along with illustrators on the stage of Ciné Lumière.

Other guests this year include Alex Barrow, Clémentine Beauvais, Benjamin Chaud, Benji Davies, Gabby Dawnay, Agnès Desarthe, Jean-François Dumont, Anne Fine, Mini Grey, Aurélie Guillerey, Yasmeen Ismail, Judith Kerr, Satoshi Kitamura, Daniel Maja, Delphine Perret, Michael Rosen and Axel Scheffle.

• To buy tickets for the Vehlmann/ Gazzotti eevnt, visit  http://southkenkidsfestival.co.uk/whats-on/meet-comics-creators-f-vehlmann-and-b-gazzotti-2/ and to find out more about the Festival visit http://southkenkidsfestival.co.uk

 

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John Freeman

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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