Hannah Berry. Photo Claire McNamee

Hannah Berry announced as new Comics Laureate at Lakes International Comic Art Festival

Award-winning author Hannah Berry, creator of the critically-acclaimed graphic novels Adamtine and Livestock, whose credits include work for New Statesman, was announced as the new Comics Laureate at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival earlier this evening, Saturday 13th October 2018. Current Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard, who continues in the role until February 2019, was on handContinue reading Hannah Berry announced as new Comics Laureate at Lakes International Comic Art Festival

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UK’s Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard showcases power of comics to promote literacy at libraries event

Comic artist Charlie Adlard, whose credits include 2000AD and The Walking Dead, made his first public appearance as the UK’s Comics Laureate in Birmingham late last month. Two ‘Love Comics, Love Literacy’ events aimed to encourage both primary and secondary school teachers and librarians to use comics as a tool to enable literacy. Full of practical, inspirational ideas andContinue reading UK’s Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard showcases power of comics to promote literacy at libraries event

Charlie Adlard - 2016

Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard appointed UK’s new Comics Laureate

Charlie Adlard, best known as the comic artist behind The Walking Dead series, has been appointed as the UK’s Comics Laureate. The Comics Laureate is an ambassadorial and educational role for the comic genre and aims to raise awareness of the impact comics can have in terms of increasing literacy and creativity. The Comics LaureateContinue reading Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard appointed UK’s new Comics Laureate

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The Comics Laureate Dave Gibbons and Oxford University Press create a new way to introduce children to classic stories and poetry

Current Comics Laureate Dave Gibbons has teamed up with comprehension expert, Lindsay Pickton, and global education publisher, Oxford University Press, to create 28 brand new Graphic Texts, now available, as part of their wider Project X reading and writing programme. Authors and illustrators involved in the project, supporting Dave’s mission as Comics Laureate to use comics and graphicContinue reading The Comics Laureate Dave Gibbons and Oxford University Press create a new way to introduce children to classic stories and poetry