S.M.A.S.H. / Artizan Street Library

S.M.A.S.H. a comic, graphic, and novel talkfest!

Getting philosophical about the art of comics. Three subjects. Three panels.
Open discussion between panellists and their audience.

WHEN: Saturday, 20th, January, 2018
WHERE: Artizan Street Library & Community Centre, Artizan St, London, E1 7AFComics Workshop: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Discussion Panels: 2:00pm – 5:00pmWith FREE refreshments provided by Sainsburys!

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W.I.P. Comics Workshop @ 12:30pm to 1:30pm (Ground Floor)

A collaborative, team-working, comic book workshop experience.

Registration & Introduction @ 1:45pm to 2:00pm (First Floor)

Panel 1: Taking Comics Further @ 2:00pm to 2:45pm (First Floor)



What was your first approach to working with comics after initially working within another discipline? What are the common threads of craft between your own creative discipline and comics? How do you think comics can elevate the disciplines you work in or vice-versa? Do you think you can reach wider audiences by applying comics to your creative discipline?

Break @ 2:45pm to 3:00pm

Panel 2: Manga in the West @ 3:00pm to 3:45pm (First Floor)



What is the appeal of manga in the West? Do you think Western interest in manga increasing? What can manga learn from Western comics to widen their appeal? Does the manga even need more Western interest? How would you describe your experience when trying to talk about manga with readers of Western comics exclusively?

Break @ 3:45pm to 4:00pm

Panel 3: Fairs vs. Festivals vs. Cons @ 4:00pm to 4:45pm (First Floor)



What has been your experience with organising events in an attempt to broaden the audience of potential comics readers? What do people get out of comics events that attempt to bring comics to the public, or show them in a different light? What are the challenges of running public events on comics? What do attendees and participants look for when attending or participating in events based on comics? What is the best way to get people into comics?

Networking @ 4:45pm to 5:30pm (Ground Floor)

Booked Bar/Restaurant @ 5:30pm till late

One comment

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