Renowned comics journalist and graphic novelist Joe Sacco is back in the UK later this month, to present the inaugural Queen Mary Conversation in Law and the Humanities on Tuesday 21st March 2017 at Queen Mary, part of the prestigious University of London.
This event is free but prior booking is required.
Joe Sacco is a Maltese-American cartoonist and journalist. He is best known for his comics journalism whose work has featured in several newspapers across the globe, including Britain’s Guardian newspaper. His comics include the books Palestine (1996, re-released in 2015) and Footnotes in Gaza (2009), on Israeli–Palestinian relations; and Safe Area Goražde (2000) and The Fixer and Other Stories (2003) on the Bosnian War.
Presented by the Department of Law, an on-stage interview with Joe Sacco will be conducted by Dr Maks Del Mar and Professor Penny Green. The aim of the new flagship series is to invite scholars and practitioners working in the arts and humanities to discuss the role of law in their work, and to thereby showcase the most cutting edge practice and research in law and the humanities.
• Inaugural Queen Mary Conversation in Law and the Humanities: Joe Sacco 6.30 – 9.00pm 21st March 2017 Peston Lecture Theatre, the Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road E1 4NS. This event is free but prior booking is required. Register online via Eventbrite
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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.