Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Comics Day at Dundee Lit Fest Photo Report

We’re just back from Comics Day at the Dundee Literary Festival: another fine event organised by Dr Christopher Murray, with really varied talks, all extremely interesting in their own ways. Here are a few photos documenting the event.
Our own talk was about making the Louis graphic novels, and, in order of appearance, Chris Murray himself revealing his secret identity :-), Roger Sabin (on reading comics), Jim Glen from DC Thomson, with some live drawing action, Ilya (editor of the recent Mammoth Book of Best New Manga), Paul Gravett talking about his own new Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics (edited by himself and designed by Peter Stanbury), and Bryan Talbot, the main speaker, on his recent Alice in Sunderland book project.
More full size photos can be found here.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Talk at Dundee Literary Festival

A quick reminder of our talk at the Dundee Literary Festival on Comics Day, Sunday 22nd June at 3.45pm: The Making of the Louis Graphic Novels.
In addition there is a talk by Bryan Talbot, and also by Paul Gravett, Roger Sabin, Ilya, Jim Glen, and Chris Murray. It promises to be a great event!

Official website:
Location - New Teaching Block, Hawkhill, University of Dundee, UK.
Comics Day cost - £10 for the full day or £5 per half day.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Louis on YouTube

Louis – Dreams Never Die animation by metaphrog, soundtrack by hey and múm.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

National Library Exhibition Pictures

As the Graphic Novel exhibition at National Library of Scotland just ended, we thought we’d post some pictures of it here for those who couldn’t make it to Edinburgh.
The exhibit represented a broad spectrum of graphic novels, from the underground movement right through to superhero, and focused on Cam Kennedy’s artwork for Kidnapped (adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson by Alan Grant).
The photos were taken on the very busy opening night, and we hear that the exhibit itself was really well attended, and attracted new faces to the library. This is a photo of our own books there, and this link will lead you to more pictures.

The Local Heroes, The Art of the Graphic Novel exhibition at the National Library of Scotland ran from April 4th to June 1st 2008.