Graphic Brighton 2019 dates announced

Graphic Brighton 2019This year’s Graphic Brighton symposium will be taking place on 3rd and 4th May at the University of Brighton City Campus – and features a great line up of independent comic creators.

The two day event will be a mixture of talks, panel discussions and workshops on the subject of educational comics, where comics are used to inform readers about a variety of ideas and topics, including historical biography, scientific research, medicinal practices, architecture, university research and risk management in business.

Comic creators talking about their practice at the symposium will include Ian Williams, Chris Geary, Ottilie Hainsworth, Richy K. Chandler, Warren Pleece, Alison Sampson, Owen Pomery, Muna Al-Jawad, Ben Dickson, Daniel Locke and Comics Laureate Hannah Berry.

Researchers and comics lecturers who will be discussing the use of comics in their research, teaching and their dissemination of ideas include Ian Horton (UAL), George Hardie (Brighton), Ian Hornsby (Chichester), Louisa Buck (Brighton), Paul Fisher Davies (Sussex), John Miers (UAL) and Justin Wadlow (Picardy).

Architects Jacquelyn Jubert and Joe Robson from AVR Practice (London) will also be joining Alison Sampson and Owen Pomery to discuss the depiction of architecture in comics and its possibility as a tool for explaining design work.

• Graphic Brighton Symposium 3rd – 4th May University of Brighton City Campus, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 0JY More info at

There will be an eventbrite sign up for workshops closer to the date, once the schedule for the two days is finalised

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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