Drawing Out, Drawing In: Spotlight on Graphic Novels
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From zine to seen, it’s a long way to the shop for comics creators. Hear success stories (and tales of horror) about getting published, working with an agent and selling overseas.
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.
Queenie Chan was born in 1980 in Hong Kong, and migrated to Australia when she was six years old. In 2004, she began drawing a 3-volume mystery-horror series called The Dreaming for LA-based manga publisher TOKYOPOP. To date, it has been translated into multiple languages.
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.
Oslo Davis is an illustrator, cartoonist and artist who has drawn for a number of organisations worldwide, including the New York Times, the Age, the Monthly, Meanjin, SBS and the Guardian.
George Dunford has been writing about graphic novels since 1994 when he wrote a history thesis about the censorship of comic books.
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