Drawing Out, Drawing In: Spotlight on Graphic Novels
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From the first sniff of newsprint to an obsessive graphic habit, some unlikely fanboys and girls talk about the comics that hooked them. A novelist, a publisher and an academic share their origin stories.
Featuring James Bradley, Zoe Sadokierski and Erica Wagner. Chaired by Richard Watts.
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.
Erica Wagner has worked with books for most of her life, first as a bookseller, then as an editor and publisher.
Richard Watts is a writer, broadcaster and critic, and the host of 3RRR’s flagship arts program, SmartArts.
Zoë Sadokierski is a book designer, illustrator and writer.
James Bradley is a writer and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. His new novel, Ghost Species, is published by Hamish Hamilton.
The graphic novel is a form that still attracts more than its share of stigma and snobbery, but its audiences are evangelical, its writers inspired and its sales enviable. And some of the most exciting developments in the form are coming out of Melbourne. With panel discussions, workshops and talks, and the help of some of the leading artists and writers in the field (including Bernard Caleo, Queenie Chan, W. Chew Chan, Oslo Davis, George Dunford, Nicki Greenberg, Bruce Mutard, Shaun Tan, Andrew Weldon and others) the Wheeler Centre is going to colour in the picture. Come and celebrate or discover the adult comic in all its forms.
Friday 23rd April to Sunday 25th April at the Wheeler Centre