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.
For every action, there is always an equal and opposite reaction.
And for every graphic novel that arrives at Cape HQ, there is a riotous applause. Advance copies of Hannah Berry’s Adamtine arrived this morning, and quite beguiling they are too. The latest offering from Ms Berry is as beautiful as the last, but the mystery at its heart is even more intriguing.
Four strangers; seemingly random, unconnected, all take the last train home. But something each of them has forgotten – or is trying to forget – is catching up with them; with a terrible, inexorable purpose. The devil is in the detail, as they say.
Adamtine is unleashed on the world in early June but if you really can’t wait, we’ll have some sneak-preview spreads up soon.