Comics are jumping in to tackle the big issues of politics, social culture and literature. From re-working Shakespeare, to serving up a weekly slice of satire, to imagining the life of a refugee or a soldier, comics are working harder than ever. But can they create social change? Should they? What can they do to the minds of their readers?
This session is one of five Saturday events. Single session tickets can be booked via the link on the right or book a day pass for all five.
Bruce Mutard has been producing graphic novels and comics for 15 years. He was the co-founder of Comics Quarterly, the journal for Australian comics and has created, produced and administered comic books production and drawing for comics courses at Melbourne’s CAE. He published Street Smell in the... Read more
Shaun Tan grew up in Perth and works as an artist, writer and film-maker in Melbourne, best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through dream-like imagery. The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia and the graphic novel The Arrival have bee... Read more
Andrew Weldon draws political and gag cartoons, and has written and illustrated childrens’ books. His wide-ranging, news-based cartoon, The Strip appears weekly in The Sunday Age, and his political cartoons have appeared often in The Age. His work also appears regularly in The Big Issue Australia,... Read more
Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her first books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old. They sold more than 380,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand. In 2008 Nicki’s innovative graphic adaptation of The Great Gatsby was selec... Read more
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