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WED 08 AUG 12
Ladeez Do Comics
Graphic Novel Forum
6.00pm - 9.30pm
Image taken from Facts of Life
by Paula Knight
LAYDEEZ DO COMICS is the first UK graphic novel forum led by women. Its
focus is on comics work based on life narrative, and the drama of the
domestic and the everyday. They usually meet monthly off Brick Lane, London,
but they are venturing West for one night, to convene with some Bristol
Launched in July 2009, the group was set up by the illustrator and author
of graphic novel Billy, Me & You, Nicola Streeten, and the artist
and curator Sarah Lightman. It is the first women-led graphic novel forum
in the UK. They shared an interest in comics and graphic novels that were
not about superheroes but were more about the domestic and autobiographical.
They felt that they couldn’t be alone in their interest for this
emerging genre within the medium of graphic novels. They were right!
Artists, academics, publishers and fans from around the world are invited
to speak. It is a platform for people to test new works and ideas, where
emerging artists present their work alongside more established practitioners.
The evenings offer an inspiring experience in a social atmosphere for
those both new to comics and those already immersed.
Invited guest speakers have 10-minute slots to present works/ideas followed
by Q+A. Each month the meetings are recorded by invited guest bloggers.
EVERYONE … men and women …WELCOME !
This event will feature the following speakers, including the founding
NICOLA STREETEN: Illustrator and author of Billy, Me & You,
published by Myriad Editions in 2011. Nicola also produces a zine called
SARAH LIGHTMAN: Sarah is doing a PhD at University of Glasgow in "Autobiography
and Comics". She is also an artist and curator of Graphic Details,
Confessional Comics by Jewish Women.
KATIE GREEN: Freelance illustrator based in Bristol and currently working
on her first graphic novel Lighter Than My Shadow to be published
by Jonathan Cape next year.
SIMON MORETON (Smoo Comics): Academic and comics creator based in Bristol
and fresh from Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF).
ANDREW GODFREY and EMMA MOULD (Sicker Than Thou): A Bristol writer–artist
team producing comics with themes of physical and mental illness, and
PAULA KNIGHT: Illustrator–author working on her graphic memoir,
The Facts of Life, which was shortlisted in First Fictions First Graphic
Novel Competition earlier this year.
Guest Blogger: NICK SOUCEK, cycling comics creator of Misinterpreted Complications.