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Cartoon Cats and Gormenghast too – British Library Comics and Art Events for autumn 2018

The list of talks at the British Library this autumn has been released and there are some great events for comics and fantasy novel fans, featuring some terrific creators from both the UK and Europe. First up is “European Graphic Novels: Drawing Untold Stories“, chaired by author Paul Gravett on 16th October. The talk probesContinue reading Cartoon Cats and Gormenghast too – British Library Comics and Art Events for autumn 2018

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Creating Comics: An Interview with artist and writer Olivia Hicks

The latest 2000AD Sci Fi Special was released last week and I mentioned how much I enjoyed the Terror Tale, “The Hockey Sticks of Hell”, from writer Olivia Hicks with art by Abigail Bulmer. Phillip Vaughan, Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee and Art Director at Dundee Comics Creative Space, has very kindly given downthetubesContinue reading Creating Comics: An Interview with artist and writer Olivia Hicks

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Digital Comics at the British Library – more “Digital Conversations” event details revealed

Ian Cooke, Head of Contemporary British Publications at the British Library, has outlined a little more about the “Digital Conversations” event downthetubes has partnered with at the Library on Wednesday 18th April 2018. A panel on archiving digital comics will be chaired by myself, John Freeman, with comic creators Kate Ashwin, Yomi Ayeni, Daniel Merlin GoodbreyContinue reading Digital Comics at the British Library – more “Digital Conversations” event details revealed

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Eddie Campbell and Audrey Niffenegger to talk Bizarre Romance and more at the British Library

Eddie Campbell and Audrey Niffenegger will be heading up a comics event exploring the bizarre nature of romance and relationships in a mixture of comic strips and illustrated prose at the British Library in London in April, at a talk chaired by publisher and comics expert Paul Gravett. Internationally bestselling author Audrey Niffenegger and herContinue reading Eddie Campbell and Audrey Niffenegger to talk Bizarre Romance and more at the British Library

The Archivist at Work by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey (2010)

downthetubes partners with British Library for “Digital Conversation” event in April

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be chairing an event at the British Library in April, the first event downthetubes has ever been a partner in organising. Titled “Venturing off the page: exploring multimedia, animation and new narrative forms” guest speakers will be Kate Ashwin, Yomi Ayeni, Daniel Merlin Goodbrey and Bryan Talbot and PriorityContinue reading downthetubes partners with British Library for “Digital Conversation” event in April