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Scott McCloud Presents The Sculptor At The British Library

Posted: February 9, 2015

Comica Festival and SelfMadeHero are pleased to co-host an exclusive London presentation by comics guru Scott McCloud at The British Library on Friday March 6th 2015.

Since the release of his classic graphic novel Understanding Comics, McCloud has been recognised as the West’s leading authority on the power of comics and visual communication. Sin City writer Frank Miller has called him “just about the smartest guy in comics”, and his non-fiction graphic novels have been celebrated by Alan Moore, Art Spiegelman and many more.

Scott McCloud visits the British Library to talk about his first full-length fictional graphic novel, The Sculptor, just published in the UK by SelfMadeHero. Neil Gaiman has said of McCloud’s long-awaited magnum opus, “The Sculptor is the best graphic novel I’ve read in years. It’s about art and love and why we keep on trying. It will break your heart.”

McCloud wrote the definitive guide to how comics work; join him at the British Library to learn how his understanding of the craft was put to use in the creation of this breathtaking, funny and unforgettable piece of fiction. Scott McCloud will be in conversation with Paul Gravett, co-director of Comica Festival, and this will be followed by Q&A and signing.

When: Friday March 6th, starting 6.30pm

Where: Auditorium, Conference Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB

Tickets: £8 / £6 / £5

Booking Online: Click here!...

The Scott McCloud Comica Conversaton on Friday March 6th coincides with the birthday of comics legend Will Eisner and is a part of Will Eisner Week, a worldwide series of events celebrating Eisner’s legacy. Visit WillEisner.com for more details.

This event also continues The British Library’s association with Comica Festival and hosting of graphic novel-related events, which included the Comica Festival Comiket and Conversations on August 16th and 17th last year, over the closing weekend of the Library’s blockbuster exhibition Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK, and Emily Carroll, author of Through the Woods (Faber) in a Comica Conversation with Isabel Greenberg last November.

 

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