Caption podcast: John Miers – The Tower of Babel

Caption podcast: John Miers – The Tower of Babel

In the second exclusive Caption podcast, we have a recording of John Miers’ talk about his project The Tower of Babel which adapts the Book of Genesis as a giant silent comic that explores aspects of pre-written communication and language. Recorded at Caption small press festival, Oxford 2010.

Excerpt from The Tower of Babel by John Miers

Excerpt from The Tower of Babel by John Miers

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Links: Download John’s powerpoint presentation, to accompany his talk
John Miers’ website
Wikipedia page on The Tower of Babel
Caption website

Listen to John talk about his work at Laydeez do comics

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To mark the opening of the exhibition, Karrie will be joined by Comics Journalist Paul Gravett and experimental comics pioneer Daniel Merlin Goodbery for a panel discussion on Thursday June 21st, at 7:30pm.

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Hosted by Karen Rubins (Urban Beasts, Blood Magic).

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North Finchley Library, Ravensdale Avenue, London, N12 9HP
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