Comica and the London Graphic Novel Network once again join forces to present S.M.A.S.H. in the Barbican Library: a comic, graphic and novel talkfest.
Getting philosophical about the art of comics. Three subjects. Three panels. Informal chat – followed by a discussion with the audience.
Ramsey Hassan (Zorse)
Alison Sampson (Genesis)
Mike Carey (The Unwritten)
Katriona Chapman (Katzine)
David Allison (Mindless Ones)
Mazin Saleem (Kraken Podcast)
Chrissy Williams (Over the Line)
J. A. Micheline (Comics Alliance)
Mark Stafford (The Man Who Laughs)
Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine)
Kelly Kanayama (Women Write About Comics)
Hannah K Chapman (Comic Book Slumber Party)
Hosted by Joel Janiurek (Barbican Comic Forum)
Discussions on Meaning, Art and Diversity.
5 – 8pm
Saturday 6th February
FACEBOOK EVENT HERE.
PANEL 1: Meaning
Is representation in comics important? Should characters in stories be diverse? Should comic creators be diverse? Should all representation be positive? Can negative representation ever be a good thing? And why does this representation stuff matter anyway? What difference does it all make?