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TURNING CLASSICS INTO COMICS



William Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde are getting visual makeovers as graphic novels. How does prose transfer to panels? What is lost, and found, in translation?

Adaptors Richard Appignanesi and Ian Edgington talk with their visualisers Mustashrik (Julius Caesar), Chie Kutsuwada (As You Like It) and Ian Culbard (Picture of Dorian Gray), and writer Jason Cobley, illustrators John M. Burns and Mike Collins reveal how they adapted Frankenstein, Jane Eyre and A Christmas Carol.

Supported by Classical Comics, SelfMadeHero & Letraset

All three of today’s talks - £15, £12 concs, £9 members

Tickets: £6, £5 concs, £4 members
Where: Nash & Brandon Rooms, ICA
When: Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 6pm to 7.30pm

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"...a comprehensive, varied and exciting season that demonstrated the reach and diversity of the art form."
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Peggy Burns

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