Paul B Rainey, author of graphic novel There’s No Time Like The Present from Escape Books, will be a guest speaker at this talk, “Why The Graphic Novel? What Can Comics Do That Other Forms Can’t?” at the London Book Fair 2015, to discuss this red-hot topic before assembled peers in the publishing industry.
Hosted by Paul Gravett, author of many books on comics and graphic novels, most recently Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy In The UK.
Other guest speakers include: Karrie Fransman author of graphic novel Death of The Artist from Jonathan Cape; Clément Oubrerie & Julie Birmant authors of graphic biography Pablo from SelfMadeHero.
This is a 60-minute presentation.
WHEN: Thursday 15 April 2015 from 16:00 hrs until 17:00 hrs.
WHERE: London Book Fair, Club Room, National Hall Gallery, (Hall 3 Level 1), National Hall Entrance, Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX.
TICKETS: BOOK HERE.
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POST EVENT UPDATE:
Thank you to everyone who came to the “Why The Graphic Novel? What Can Comics Do That Other Forms Can’t?” at the London Book Fair 2015 at Olympia we were delighted that you came.
Special thanks to all the guest Julie Birmant, Clément Oubrerie; Paul B Rainey; and Karrie Fransman for their engaging discussion and the brilliant stories. Thank you too goes to Paul Gravett for the dynamic chairing of the event. We also thank: Emma Hayley, Paul Smith and Sam Humphrey at SelfmadeHero; Ruth Waldran at Jonathan Cape; Peter Stanbury at Escape Books. Also François Croquette, Lucie Campos and Hélène Clevy from the Institut Français, and Sam D’Elia from London Book Fair. Finally thanks to Sam Humphrey for these fine photographs. Which goes to show that putting on an event is not a solitary effort.
London Book Fair 2015 | 15 April 2015 | The panel discuss “Why the Graphic Novel? What Can Comics Do That Other Forms Can’t?” with guests from left to right: Julie Birmant and Clément Ouberie, Pablo, published by SelfMadeHero. Paul B Rainey, There’s No Time Like The Present, published by Escape Books. Paul Gravett, Comics Unmasked: Art And Anarchy In The UK, published by the British Library. Karrie Fransman, Death Of The Artist, published by Jonathan Cape.
London Book Fair 2015 | A packed room of open-minded publishing peers give their full attention to the lively discussion: “Why the Graphic Novel? What Can Comics Do That Other Forms Can’t?” at the London Book Fair 2015, on 15 April 2015.