Getting philosophical about the art of comics. Three subjects. Three panels.
Open discussion between panellists and their audience.
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.
- Lead by Joe Stone (W.I.P. Comics) @joe_stone
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?
- Amber Hsu (Tiny Pencil) @amberhsu
- M.M. Kizi (flyingboat / UAL) @randfmo
- Faith D Lee (The Fairy’s Tale) @faithdlee
- Chrissy Williams (BEAR) @chrissywilliams
- Harriet Earle (Sheffield Hallam University) @ComicBomb
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?
- Zarina Liew (Le Mime) @cobaltcafe
- Inko Ai Takita-Lucas (Uniform Girls) @inkoMangaManger
- Lexa Chatfield (Manga Forum Podcast) @themangaforum
- Lara Callahgan (Manga Forum Podcast) @themangaforum
- Paul Gravett (Mangasia Book & Exhibition) @paul_gravett
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?
- Ian Hague (Comics Forum) @drianhague
- Rachael Ball (Laydeez Do Comics) @rachaelcartoons
- Sherwin Sacki (London Super Comic Con) @LSComicCon
- Laura Newsome (Shoe Lane Comic Forum) @lollymoosome
- Hannah Chapman (Bristol Comic & Zine Fair) @hannahkchapman
Networking @ 4:45pm to 5:30pm (Ground Floor)
Booked Bar/Restaurant @ 5:30pm till late
- Duke of Somerset,15 Little Somerset St, London E1 8AH