SelfMadeHero offers “How To Create a Graphic Novel” Master Class with The Guardian

Paul Gravett

Paul Gravett

Following on from two highly successful How To Create a Graphic Novel masterclasses, publisher SelfMadeHero teams up again with Guardian Masterclasses to offer a third opportunity to discover how to craft a graphic novel, which combines an introduction to the history of the art-form along with practical advice on scripting a project, finding the right collaborator and getting your work published.

The event takes place on Sunday 27th July, 10am – 4pm, at The Guardian, King’s Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU

Comics historian Paul Gravett, co-curator of the phenomenal Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK exhibition currently on at the British Library, provides an introductory overview.

The practical classes are led by three of the industry’s leading practitioners: Karrie Fransman, frequent contributor to The Guardian and New Statesman and creator of The House That Groaned (published by Square Peg); Steven Appleby, the Guardian cartoonist with a surreal view of life who collaborated with Black Francis and Josh Frank on the recently published The Good Inn (SelfMadeHero); and acclaimed novelist Toby Litt, author of Beatniks, King Death and the DC/Vertigo comic book series Dead Boy Detectives.

For further information and booking details: www.theguardian.com/guardian-masterclasses/how-to-write-a-graphic-novel-seminar

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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