EVENTS

17-19/10/14 – Lakes International Comic Arts Festival, KENDAL. I’ll be interviewing talented chap Nick Hayes on his new book Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads on the 18th, then on the 19th interviewing the ever-effervescent Joff Winterhart as he documents A Day in the Life of LICAF.

25/10/14Comics workshop for Big Draw / Graphic Details, LONDON, looking at the dramatic potential of comics. Sounds good, eh? As an added bonus, it’s also FREE. Get involved!

**NEW ‘N’ DANGEROUS** – November ’14 - Drawn-Out Arguments, LONDON: a workshop on arguing a point, with comics. Built around the event You Can’t Say That! – Free Speech in an Age of Offence, Dan Locke and I in association with the Free Word Centre present 6 hours of workshops split over two sessions. It’ll put the ‘edgy’ in ‘edgycational’. For more info and to apply, follow this link.

26/11/14 – Fast Forward, LONDON: I’ll be giving a talk at Gosh Comics for City Lit (link coming soon)

29-30/11/14 – Salon des ouvrages sur la BD (SoBD), PARIS

21-22/02/15 – Sunderland Comic Con, SUNDERLAND

 

PAST EVENTS (2013 onwards)

You’ve missed these, but I keep them here to remember the good times / prove to the publishers that I’ve been busy.

18/09/14Quick Strips, Brighton Digital Festival, BRIGHTON. A barrage of five-minute presentations on comics from some of Brighton’s brightest comic folk.

23/08/14 – Edinburgh International Book Festival, EDINBURGH. I’ll be taking part in one of two panel discussions this evening for the launch of the collaborative graphic novel IDP:2043, alongside Denise MinaPat MillsAdam Murphy and Will Morris.

16/08/14Comiket, British Library, LONDON. Once again you’ll find me over with Myriad Editions where, for some reason, I’m marked as being a ‘special guest’. (I’d have said ‘cuckoo’, but they’re a polite bunch.)

15/08/14Loncon 3 – the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, LONDON. Two panels – British Comics: Influences and Influencers (11.00am) & Best 21st Century Comics: Predicting the New Classics (1.30pm)

19/07/14 – Hoax: Psychosis Blues signing at Gosh Comics, LONDON.

17/07/14 – Comics Unmasked: Masterclass, British Library, LONDON: as part of the fantastic comics exhibition this year, I’ll be giving workshops to year 10-13 students. I’m pretty sure this is only open to schools/colleges, but worth double checking if you’re interested.

5-6/07/14 – Glasgow Comic Con, GLASGOW. ‘In Conversation With Denise Mina and Kate Charlesworth’ on Sunday afternoon, but other than that I’ll be manning a table; selling books and chit-chatting.

14/06/14 – ELCAF, LONDON (I’m not officially here, but I will be helping out at -and probably hawking from- the Myriad Editions table.)

7/06/14 – Hoax: Psychosis Blues Launch, MANCHESTER – there’ll be a signing at Travelling Man at 3pm with project wrangler extraordinaire Ravi Thornton and artists Julian HanshawRozi Hathaway and Ian Jones. Following the last night of the play Hoax: My Lonely Heart, there will be a wrap party/book launch at the Sandanista Cantina Bar where there will be more signing and some drunkenness.

24/05/14 – Graphic Brighton, University of Brighton, BRIGHTON. Basically a one day comics festival for £8/£5! I’ll be giving a workshop on character design and appearing on a panel entitled “What makes a good graphic novel?”. (Bold words, hence the question mark.)

17/05/14 – Shoulder to Shoulder: Sally Heathcote Suffragette, Cartoon Museum, LONDON. I’ll be interviewing the ever-delightful Mary TalbotBryan Talbot and Kate Charlesworth about their fantastic new book. I’m very excited about this.

8-11/05/14 – The REFRAME exhibition will be at the Thessaloniki Book Fair, THESSALONIKI. (We’ll be there in spirit.)

12/04/14 – Graphic Storytelling and New Ways of Reading, First Fictions Festival, West Dean College, SUSSEX. Panel discussion with Gareth BrookesAndy Oliver and Suzi Feay, chaired by Woodrow Phoenix

19/03-12/05/14 – The REFRAME exhibition will be at Philanthropy House, BRUSSELS, courtesy of the European Cultural Foundation. Will we be there for the opening? Yes we will!

17-28/02/14 – The REFRAME exhibition will be at Çekül Evi, ISTANBUL. We’ll be there for the launch of this one, too!

7/02/14 [until some time in the summer?] – The REFRAME exhibition will be at Riadh El Feth, ALGIERS. We’ll be there for the launch!

17/11/13 – The Future of Comics discussion, part of the Write Idea Festival Fringe, LONDON with Tom HumberstoneKieron Gillen and chair Alex Hern.

24/10 – 22/11/13 – REFRAME at the Free Word Centre, LONDON. Exhibition of comics commissioned on the theme of contemporary attitudes to Europe, featuring artists from the UK (myself, ILYA and Dan Locke), Algeria (Sofiane Belaskri, Mahmoud Benameur and Soumeya Ouarezki) and Turkey (Naz Tansel, Murat Mıhçıoğlu and Cem Özüduru). Spoiler: I’m a massive Europhile.

23/10/13 – Reframe Launch at the Free Word Centre, LONDON. There’ll be a panel discussion, which I’ll unfortunately have to miss most of as I dash over to be –

23/10/13 – In Conversation with Trina Robbins, Orbital Comics, LONDON. Moderated by Chris Thompson. Come and see the legend herself talking women and comics!

Very proud to be involved with the very first Lakes International Comic Art Festival, KENDAL:

17-22/09/13 Entreviñetas Festival, COLOMBIA.

10/09/13 The Special Relationship, LONDON – along with SJ Harris, Tom Humberstone, William Goldsmith AND Toby Litt. Will feature the premature debut appearance of my graphic-novel-in-progress, LIVESTOCK. Exciting, no? I’m excited.

05/09/13 Quick Strips, Brighton Digital Festival, BRIGHTON – I and a sterling line-up of graphic novelists (including Gareth Brookes, Darryl Cunningham, Joe Decie, Hannah Eaton, Ottilie Hainsworth, Julia Homersham, Jaime Huxtable, Chie Kutsuwada, Ben Naylor and Nye Wright) will be giving speed-of-light six minute presentations on our comickery.

I’ll be at Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Stripped, being one hotly anticipated celebration of comics spread out over 40 events:

21/08/13 I’ll be interviewing/chatting with Rutu Modan about her excellent new graphic novel THE PROPERTY for Comica Festival at Foyles, LONDON. Tickets? Get them here.

13-14/06/13 – Glasgow Comic Con, GLASGOW: selling, signing, drawing, talking on panels. You know the drill.

5-07/05/13 – Graphic Medicine Conference, BRIGHTON: running a workshop on character development (as in developing characters, not personal development)

22/06/13 – ELCAF, LONDON: I’ll be perched on the Myriad table, selling books and trinkets. Come say hello.

15/05/13 – Brighton Festival, BRIGHTON, panel discussion with Woodrow Phoenix and Nye Wright, chaired by Tim Pilcher

30/04 – 04/05/13 – Lineup Exhibition at Mall Galleries, LONDON, followed by a one-day comics/illustration fair on Sat 4th

13/04/13 – T+A+G Festival, BRUSSELS, along with Karrie Fransman

08/04/13 – Laydeez Do Comics at Foyles, BRISTOL, with the Costa-nominated graphic novelist Joff Winterhart and LOAf co-founder Rosie Faragher

30/03/13 – Dundee Comics Expo, DUNDEE

02/11/12 [until whenever the new shop opens?] – My work is currently on one of the illustrated hoardings outside Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, LONDON.