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.
On November 14th, Bristol Festival of Ideas will be hosting COMIC CREATIONS: An Evening with Jonathan Cape Graphic Novels.
It’s an impressive line-up, with a rare appearance from Alison Bechdel as well as lots of Cape staples such as Bryan and Mary Talbot and Simone Lia, in addition to newer authors such as Joff Winterhart and Karrie Fransman. There promises to be something to suit everyone’s taste!
Essentially a one night comic festival, there will be lots of events taking place throughout the evening - there are talks on a variety of topics, signings and a live drawing event too.
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.
Are you sitting comfortably? Good: it’s story time with Simone Lia. That’s right, she’s going to read her latest book to you. The clever folks over at the Guardian have put together an audio slideshow of Please God, Find Me A Husband! including reading from Simone herself, and plenty of atmospheric sound effects. It’s the closest we’ll be to an ebook version, and what’s more it’s free.
I wish they’d do a version of Black Hole like this.
Check out this ace window that Gosh! Comics have done for Simone Lia’s new book Please God, Find Me A Husband!
(It’s God on a bike, of course.)
CALLING ALL FANS OF FLUFFY. Simone Lia’s Please God, Find Me a Husband! is published today and to celebrate we’re going to give away a copy to a faithful follower. The first person to send a message, through our Q&A page will be the lucky winner.
Please God, Find Me A Husband! is Simone Lia’s latest graphic novel, and Rachel Cooke made it her graphic novel of the month. It’s released a week today, but for the budget-conscious among you, you can place a pre-order through our mothership’s website.