Tonight (Tuesday 13th October, 8.00pm) will see another online session following up on the release of the UK Comics Creator Survey co-ordinated by Comics Laureate Hannah Berry, discussing the audience for comics in the UK.
Is anyone outside of comics actually buying independent comic creators work, and how important is it that they do? How can the comics community tackle public indifference and/or disdain?
“This is the big one,” says Hannah, who will lead the online session – and you can sign up here via EventBrite. “The root of all our problems. Probably.”
Joining Hannah will be Katriona Chapman, creator of the graphic novels Breakwater and Follow Me In; Karrie Fransman, creator of Death of the Artist and The House that Groaned; Alex Norris, creator of “Oh No” comics; Hassan Otsmane-Elhau the Eisner-winning editor of @PanelxPanel; and Dr Ian Williams, comics artists and author of The Bad Doctor and The Lady Doctor.
Join them, as they hunt for creative ways to get comics into more people’s lives.
Watch Hannah Berry chat about the main findings of the UK Comic Creators Survey as part of #LICAFLIVE here
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.