Becoming a Graphic Novelist - Subverting Stereotypes (Short course)
Wed 25 Jun 2014, 18.30-20.30
PACCAR Gallery, British Library
£40 / £35 concessions
Characterisation in comics has come a long way from superheroes. Drawing on autobiographical experience, we will take inspiration from the extraordinary creations in the Comics Unmasked exhibition, from the work of Posy Simmonds and Asia Alfasi to Grayson Perry, and the collaboration of Mary and Brian Talbot.
This workshop is for beginners and students and includes exclusive after-hours entry to the Comics Unmasked exhibition.
You can supplement this course with Becoming a Graphic Novelist - Who is in Charge? The dynamics of image and text. Find out more
About the course leaders:
Ariel Kahn is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Roehampton University, where he teaches courses in writing for comics and graphic novels.
Sarah Lightman is an award-winning artist who makes autobiographical drawings and animated films. She is a PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow and is also Director of Laydeez do Comics.