Drawing Out, Drawing In: Spotlight on Graphic Novels
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Sequential art? Graphic narratives? Defining the graphic novel has become a bloodsport. But out beyond the definitional battles, creators are producing work not to fit labels but to push the boundaries of the comics art form.
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.
Andrew Weldon draws political and gag cartoons, and has written and illustrated childrens’ books.
- Chew “chewie” Chan is an experienced comic book and storyboard artist who has worked on a number of projects: from comic books (Iron Man, Buckaroo Banzai and Cthulhu Tales) to major movie productions (Superman Returns and Happy Feet).
Pat Grant is a cartoonist, writer and zinemaker.
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.
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