Gaiman And Rankin On BBC2 On Wednesday
As the Edinburgh International Book Festival continues this week under canvas in the Scottish capital’s Charlotte Square Gardens, BBC2’s Edinburgh Festival Show will feature a taster of what was one of the best BookFest events of last week.
Fantasy author Neil Gaiman
and crime author Ian Rankin
were interviewed on stage by crime author Denise Mina
about their work on comics and graphic novels and for the sold out audience of 600 last Thursday night it was a case of paying for two Constantine
writers and getting a third for free. With Ian Rankin’s first graphic novel, Dark Entries
, soon to be available from DC Vertigo the two men talked about their comics work and how it related to their prose novels with Gaiman doing his impression of Alan Moore and Rankin displaying his impressive comics knowledge. For more details on this excellent event check out Joe Gordon’s review of it over on the FPI blog
Prior to the talk, the three authors had recorded a piece for the BBC’s Edinburgh Festival Show and this is due to be broadcast on Wednesday 26 August at 7 pm on BBC2.
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