Neil Gaiman and Tori Amos: Comic Connections
When: Fri 16 May 2014, 18.30-20.00
Where: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £20, (£16 Over 60s) and £14
Writer Neil Gaiman’s contribution to the world of modern comics and graphic novels is immense, with magnificent achievements such as The Sandman series celebrated even in the highest cultural circles. At this special event he talks about his work, comic influences and passions; and is also joined by close friend and frequent collaborator, songwriter and performer Tori Amos. The event will be chaired by the guest curators of the Library's Comics Unmasked exhibition, John Harris Dunning and Paul Gravett.
Over the years Neil has written various things for Tori: from introductions for her tour programmes, to stories for all 12 of the characters from Tori's covers album Strange Little Girls. He also wrote the introduction to the massive Comic Book Tattoo which was an anthology of comic book stories based on her songs. In return, Tori has name-checked him in several lyrics.
The ticket price includes entry to Late at the Library: Comics and Music, in the main Entrance Hall. This fantastic evening will feature, bars, food and live music by some very special guests - with more to be announced shortly.
Amanda Palmer is now unable to travel to London due to personal reasons, and sincerely regrets that she will not now be performing at this event: please see the explanation on her blog. We can, however, exclusively reveal that author Neil Gaiman will now be taking part in Late at the Library, reading live on stage, and celebrating music and comics. Also playing will be musician and graphic artist extraordinaire Dave McKean – who illustrated Neil’s ‘Sandman’ and ‘Coraline’ as well as countless landmark comics, album sleeves and more – and Alexander Tucker, another who spans the music and graphic novel worlds.
DJ on the night will be legendary fashion designer Pam Hogg, who again brilliantly blends the musical and the visual.
The evening still features free entrance to The British Library’s blockbuster summer exhibition Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK.
We are unable to offer refunds for Neil Gaiman and Tori Amos: Comic Connections.