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London’s Barbican Library gets S.M.A.S.H.ed!

S.M.A.S.H. 2015 Poster

S.M.A.S.H. is a one-day all ages event at the Barbican Library on Saturday 7th November, produced in association with CityRead, Comica and the London Graphic Novel Network.

The event has a great line up of creators, including author and comics writer Ben Aaronovitch (creator of the Rivers of London saga), Guardian cartoonist Steven Appleby (Guide to Life), Karrie Fransman (Death of the Artist), Paul Gravett (Comics Unmasked), David Hine (The Bulletproof Coffin) and Frazer Irving (Batman).

Hosted by Joel Janiurek (Barbican Comic Forum), the event is aimed at graphic novel and comic book fans (as well as those curious to find out more) S.M.A.SH is an exciting and informative exploration of the past, present and future of a medium that encompasses every aspect of human experience (and beyond!).

This event will take the form of three panels – each tackling a different subject: Criticism, Stories and Adaptation.

The London Graphic Novel Network is a community devoted to spreading the word about the various book-groups and events in London’s libraries (and beyond) and connecting people with an interest in graphic novels/comic books.

• S.M.A.S.H. 12:30 – 3:30pm Saturday 7th November, Barbican Library, Free admission but tickets subject to availability. For more information please email: londongraphicnovelnetwork@gmail.com or check out this item on the LGN web site; or check it out on Facebook

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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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