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Comics: Refreshing Parts Other Literature Can’t Reach!


Graphic novelist and Booktrust online writer in residence Hannah Berry (above), author of the Jonathan Cape graphic novels Britten and Brulightly, Adamtine, invites you to try a comic or two on for size. For this extra special evening curated by Hannah Berry, Comica Festival and Book Trust combine forces to present two hours and two panels hosted by Hannah and Paul Gravett in conversation with some of the country’s best graphic novelists.

These include Glyn Dillon (The Nao of Brown), Karrie Fransman (The House That Groaned), Rian Hughes (Yesterday’s Tomorrows, On The Line), Simone Lia (Fluffy, Please God, Find Me A Husband), Sarah McIntyre (Vern and Lettuce, Nelson, Airship) and Dave McKean (Cages, Celluloid, Pictures That Tick) and a special appearance by Posy Simmonds (Gemma Bovery, Tamara Drewe).

They will tell you why they love the funny books. You can ask them questions about comics. We can all rejoice in graphic novels. The world can watch as we present to you just why graphic novels are just as good as literary fiction. Come along!

Our pals from Gosh! Comics will be providing a bountiful smorgasbord of these authors’ works for purchase and personalisation.
Photograph of Hannah Berry © Emily Gravett.

Tickets: £6 Click to book or pay on the door!
Where: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3GA
When: Monday, November 19, 2012 6.30 for 7-9pm

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Reviews

"The talk - to a full house - was pleasant, convivial and amusing."
Tim Pilcher

"...a long-overdue celebration of graphic art and literature."
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"The whole affair was very effective as an insight into the creative process of a genius."
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"The ongoing stream of Comica-related events throughout the year spoils us..."
Andrew Salmond

"...he's a natural storyteller. He can't seem to stop."
Paul Tierney

"...the viewer's efforts were amply rewarded by the superb quality of nearly every comic in the exhibit."
Alison Frank

"...one of the most interesting and high quality celebrations of comics the country has ever seen."
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"....plenty of food for thought in terms of fresh reading material ideas..."
Euan Gillespie

"I arrived to find a queue for the sold-out event stretching out of the building."
Paul Tierney

"I'll definitely be going to more Comica events."
Matthew Rees