Graphic Brighton podcast: What is a good graphic novel?
In a podcast recording from the May 2014 Graphic Brighton event, David Lloyd, Corinne Pearlman, Hannah Berry, Nicola Streeten, Hannah Eaton and Ian Williams try to answer the question: ‘What makes a good graphic novel?’ in a panel discussion chaired by Alex Fitch
For more info and a variety of different formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this podcast at www.archive.org
Links: Listen to the companion podcast, focusing on the work of Corinne Pearlman, Hannah Berry, Nicola Streeten and Hannah Eaton
Visit the Graphic Brighton website
Hannah Berry’s website
Cartoons by Corinne Pearlman
Hannah Eaton’s profile at Myriad Editions
Nicola Streeten’s website
Ian Williams’ website
David Lloyd’s website
The International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference
Taking place over three days at the British Library, to accompany the current Comics Unmasked exhibition, the International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference allows academics to present their papers on comic book research and practitioners to discuss their work. Guests include Steve Bell, Posy Simmonds, Hayley Campbell, David Baillie and Michael Carey.
Fri 18 Jul 2014, 10.00–17.00 / Sat 19 Jul 2014, 10.00–17.00 / Sun 20 Jul 2014, 11.30–16.00
British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB
More info at www.blu.uk/whatson
Support Breaks and Muscle Memory on Patreon
Patreon is a crowd funding site that allows fans of artists and writers to fund their new projects one page at a time. Two notable comic projects are currently on Patreon:
Muscle Memory by Al Davison – probably best known for the graphic memoir THE SPIRAL CAGE, which explored his experiences growing up with Spina-Bifida, a condition Al was born with and wasn’t expected to survive. MUSCLE MEMORY: A survivors tale, is even more of a challenge than the first volume, as it not only continues to look at disability issues, but also addresses experiences of physical child abuse. This is not a story of victimization, but a story of survival and of winning against the odds.
Breaks by Emma Vieceli and Malin Ryder – Everyone wears a mask. What we see of people on the surface is so rarely what’s ticking underneath. And, in Cortland Hunt’s case, what he’s hiding might just be more than Ian Tanner is prepared for. BREAKS is the story of two young adults coming to terms with who they were, who they are and who they’ll become.