Blam! Returns to Leicester

After a series of popular and well attended comics events last year (see report), Leicester Libraries have announced another Blam! event, this time with top comics expert Paul Gravett.

Titled “More Than Words Can Say: What are comic books doing in your local library?” the event takes place at 7.00pm on Tuesday 17th February at the Central Lending Library in Belvoir Street.

Join Paul, author of Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life and director of the Comica Festival in London, as he offers a guide to the pleasures of reading pictures with words.

The event is free – no need to book.

Leicester Libraries is introducing an exciting new stock of graphic novels appropriate for all ages this February.

More info about Blam! Events in Leicester Libraries

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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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