Rutu Modan in Comica Conversation with Hannah Berry

Rutu Modan in Comica Conversation with Hannah BerryThe Comica Festival, in association with Foyles and Jonathan Cape, brings you the rare opportunity to hear Rutu Modan, the award-winning author of Exit Wounds, discussing her new book The Property – perhaps the most hotly anticipated “literary comic” of the summer.

Drawing on Rutu’s family roots, The Property tells the story of Regina Segal, an old woman who travels with her granddaughter Mica to Poland to reclaim a family property lost during the Second World War. Thrust into the unfamiliar surroundings of modern Warsaw, difficult memories begin to surface, and family skeletons emerge from their closets, in front of a cast of complex, absurd and nuanced characters – all finely and subtly drawn, in every sense.

Hannah Berry is also published by Jonathan Cape and her graphic novels Britten & Brülightly and Adamtine have been widely acclaimed.

Don’t miss this very special encounter between two of today’s most gifted international graphic storytellers.

• Rutu Modan will be speaking with Hannah Berry – Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London, 21st August 21st, 6.30-8pm, tickets £6  – Click here for more details, including sample pages of The Property and booking link

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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