Hannah Berry is Booktrust’s seventh online writer in residence and author of the books Britten and Brulighty and Adamtine. In this video, with Booktrust’s lovely web editor Nikesh, she explains why she prefers graphic novels, why she loves French cartoons and what the hell Adamtine is.
And if that wasn’t enough, Hannah will be doing an event at this year’s Comica Festival on 19th November at 7pm. Taking place at the Free Word Centre in London, Hannah and Paul Gravett will be in conversation with some of the country’s best graphic novelists.
Simone Lia, Sarah McIntyre, Glyn Dillon, Karrie Fransman and the legendary artist Dave McKean will also be in attendance.
Tickets are a mere £6 so click here to buy yours now.
Karrie Fransman is hosting an exhibition at Orbital Comics, launching tonight. She’ll be pushing the boundaries of the comics medium and her exhibition explores the experimental side of the form. She’ll be in talks with Paul Gravett and Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, thinkabouting the history and future of experimental comics – both printed and digital.
If you read this blog (and live in London), you should probably be there.
The weather’s going to be fairly grim on Saturday, so you can forget about wandering around Regent’s Park or some other such posied patch. Instead, you should illuminate your Samedi by checking out the Illustration Day at Foyles on the Charing Cross Road. Simone Lia’s going to show you how to make a comic, Karrie Fransman will be teaching narrative life drawing, and Paul Gravett will be his usual fascinating self.
If you’re in Madrid this month, you can catch William Goldsmith and Posy Simmonds in conversation, alongside some other names.
Mr Goldsmith will be reporting on the event some time in April, so check back later if you don’t get a flight.