Joe Sacco returns to London for inaugural “Queen Mary Conversation in Law and the Humanities”

Part of Joe Sacco's World War One Panorama
Part of Joe Sacco’s World War One Panorama

Renowned comics journalist and graphic novelist Joe Sacco is back in the UK later this month, to present the inaugural Queen Mary Conversation in Law and the Humanities on Tuesday 21st March 2017 at Queen Mary, part of the prestigious University of London.

This event is free but prior booking is required.

An incredible crowd scene from Joe Sacco's Safe Area Gorazde
An incredible crowd scene from Joe Sacco’s Safe Area Gorazde

Joe Sacco is a Maltese-American cartoonist and journalist. He is best known for his comics journalism whose work has featured in several newspapers across the globe, including Britain’s Guardian newspaper. His comics include the books Palestine (1996, re-released in 2015) and Footnotes in Gaza (2009), on Israeli–Palestinian relations; and Safe Area Goražde (2000) and The Fixer and Other Stories (2003) on the Bosnian War.

Presented by the Department of Law, an on-stage interview with Joe Sacco will be conducted by Dr Maks Del Mar and Professor Penny Green. The aim of the new flagship series is to invite scholars and practitioners working in the arts and humanities to discuss the role of law in their work, and to thereby showcase the most cutting edge practice and research in law and the humanities.

• Inaugural Queen Mary Conversation in Law and the Humanities: Joe Sacco 6.30 – 9.00pm 21st March 2017 Peston Lecture Theatre, the Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road E1 4NS. This event is free but prior booking is required. Register online via Eventbrite

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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