Creating Comics, a Seminar: Johanna Schipper on her Graphic Novels

Johanna Schipper
Johanna Schipper

For the second seminar in the ‘Sketching/Scripting Women’ series, the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing and University of London Institute in Paris are hosting a seminar with artist Johanna Schipper later this month.

A graphic novel artist and translator, Schipper (winner of the first ‘Artemisia Prize for Women’s Francophone Graphic Novels’ for her work Nos âmes sauvages (2008), will speak about her career as a graphic novel creator and the changing status of women’s artistic production within the medium.

Nos âmes sauvages by Johanna SchipperThe event forms part of the University of London’s year-long celebrations, Leading Women, marking 150 years since the first female students were admitted into higher education in the UK.

• Seminar: Johanna Schipper on her Graphic Novels 6.00pm Thursday 22nd March 2018, Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing University of London Institute in Paris, 9-11 rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris

This Seminar free to attend. Please register here to reserve your place:| Please note that the Johanna will be presenting in French and the Q&A will be both in English and French

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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