Thursday, 16 June 2011

Edinburgh International Book Festival and Merchant City Festival Events

We're really looking forward to be doing several events this summer, including two workshops at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and a talk at the Merchant City Festival. Details below:

Merchant City Festival

Illustrated Talk

In a lively illustrated talk, acclaimed duo metaphrog will discuss graphic novels and also give an insight into the creative process involved in making the Eisner Award nominated Louis – Night Salad.

Where: Plan B Books, Glasgow
When: Saturday 23rd July 2011, 2-3 pm


Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011

Creating Graphic Novels
Two workshops for age 12-15

The metaphrog duo, who recently adapted Edwin Morgan’s poem The First Men on Mercury in comic form will share some of the secrets involved in creating their Eisner award nominated graphic novel Louis – Night Salad.
Join them in a lively and interactive workshop and learn how to develop your own comic story from original idea to finished page.

Where: RBS Story Box, Charlotte Square
When: August 26th 2011, 4pm-5pm and August 28th 2011, 3.30pm-4.30pm


Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets go on sale on the 26th of June at 8.30am.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Glasgow Life Comic Commission

We have been working on a very exciting project over the past few months: Glasgow Life commissioned us to create a short comic story.

The Photographs is an artistic response to a series of graphic novel workshops we carried out in Glasgow during 2010.

Some of these workshops were with senior groups in day care centres, others were with a group of teenagers in a drop in center in the east end.

As part of the project, we also did a short talk about The Photographs at the Growing Bolder Intergenerational Art Festival for Glasgow's Active Ageing Week 2011. The event took place at the CCA in Glasgow on June 7th. The Photographs is being launched at the Growing Bolder's Arty Party on June 10th.

The Photographs is a full colour A6 booklet.

To read the comic online click here