Laydeez do podcasts – Judith Vanistendael: Dance by the light of the moon

Laydeez do podcasts – Judith Vanistendael: Dance by the light of the moon

A Q and A recorded at Bar Music Hall in East London as part of Comica Festival, 2010, Paul Gravett talks to Flemish cartoonist Judith Vanistendael about her semi-autobiographical graphic novel Dance by the light of the moon, published in the UK by Self Made Hero.
(Recorded and edited by Alex Fitch, introduced by Sarah Lightman)

Excerpt from Dance by the light of the moon by Judith Vanistendael

Excerpt from Dance by the light of the moon by Judith Vanistendael

For more info about this podcast and a variety of formats you can stream or download, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: Review of Dance by the light of the moon on the Forbidden Planet International blog
Info about the book at
Original event listing at

Recommended events:


CRAIG THOMPSON signing copies of Habibi, Blankets and more, 5pm-7pm,
Saturday 21st January

EDDIE CAMPBELL signing at 6:30pm, Friday 3rd February
1, Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR /
Nearest tube: Picadilly Circus / Leicester Square

First Fictions Festival

As part of Myriad Press’ First Fictions Festival at Sussex University, there are several graphic novel related events:

Saturday 21 January 2pm Judging a Graphic Novel Winner of the First Graphic Novel Competition will be announced at the First Fictions Festival. Paul Gravett will scratch the heads of the panel of judges (Ian Rankin, ILYA, Hannah Berry, Corinne Pearlman but not Steve Bell cos he’s on holiday) asking how DO you judge a graphic novel? Pages from the shortlisted works will be shown and the winner announced.

Saturday 21 January 6pm Bryan and Mary Talbot‘s first outing to talk about and show pages from their gorgeous-looking new graphic novel Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes. Laydeez Do Comics creator Nicola Streeten will be asking some very direct questions.

Sunday 22 January 11.30am Autobiography and fiction: graphic novelists Nicola Streeten and Nye Wright will join forces with novelist Sue Eckstein to investigate how their work is informed by their lives.

Fulton Building, Sussex University, Brighton
More info at

An introduction to creating your graphic memoir

Saturday 28 January 2012
Ages 18+
Presentation and practical workshop with Nicola Streeten, illustrator and author of the highly praised graphic memoir ‘Billy, Me and You’.
No experience necessary, materials will be provided

Idea Store Chrisp Street, 1 Vesey Path, East India Dock Road, London E14 6BT
Tel 020 7364 4332

Storytelling for Comics and Graphic Novels course

You will learn about comic and graphic novel storytelling techniques, and how to create your own visual narrative. Everyone will end the course with one completed comic page, and the skills to continue their work for themselves. We will look at comic and graphic novel art styles, the use of text and images, the “grammar” of comic art, use of sound effects, abstraction, and styles. You provide a story from your own experience, or one you wish to adapt into the medium.

West Dean College, Chichester (Suitable for all levels)
2nd – 4th March 2012
Details here: