SelfMadeHero creators head for Edinburgh International Book Festival

 The Nao of Brown by Glyn DillonSelfMadeHero, UK’s award-winning independent publisher, is attending this year’s 30th Edinburgh International Book Festival with a number of its top British creators taking part in the newly created graphic novel section, Stripped on 25th and 26th August 2013.

Glyn Dillon, author and illustrator on the highly acclaimed Nao of Brown will be sharing the stage with Dockwood author John McNaught as they reveal the inspiration behind their highly original stories and distinctive styles for Meditations, Musings and Morbidity, Monday 26th August at 7.00pm, in Peppers Theatre.

Don Quixote Volume 2 by Glyn DillonRob Davis (Don Quixote) and Martin Rowson (The Life and Times of Tristram Shandy) prove that you can’t keep a classic hero down as they explain how they adapted two classic novels into graphic novels at New Life For Old Classics Monday 26th August at 3.30pm at Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre.

In the education section, Emma Vieceli, who illustrated Manga Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is holding a workshop for children aged 12 -15 to help develop drawing skills. Here’s a chance to be Getting Graphic With Emma Vieceli, Sunday 25th August, 4.30pm, Baillie Gifford Imagination Lab.

The Lide and Opinions ofTristram Shandy by Martin RowsonManaging Director Emma Hayley who set up the company in 2007 and has won Young Publisher of the Year Award, will also be in attendance.

• Full details of Edinburgh Book Festival 2013 are available from:

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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