Myriad is presenting a panel at the third annual Graphic Brighton symposium organised by the University of Brighton College of Arts and Humanities to connect with the Great War Centenary. The two-day symposium is packed with academic presentations and public events, including Kate Evans‘s keynote speech on the Saturday morning. Kate Evans may be best known to Myriad followers for her graphic guides to breastfeeding, The Food of Love, and birth, Bump, but she is also the celebrated author of Red Rosa, a graphic biography of Rosa Luxemburg, and Threads, a comics broadsheet account of her visits to the Calais refugee camps in 2015, and now the title of a forthcoming book (Verso, 2017). Bryan Talbot, a former judge of Myriad’s First Graphic Novel Competition, and, with Mary Talbot, author of The Red Virgin, a graphic biography of Louise Michel, star of the Paris Commune, are guests, with local creators Tim Pilcher and Paul Collicutt, mentors and editors of Brighton’s Graphic War (Queenspark) and many others attending this not-to-be-missed event.
The programme includes academic presentations on Friday 9th December with talks by Irish cartoonist Fionnula Doran, broadcast journalist Alex Fitch, and Justin Wadlow, curator of the French comics festival Les Rendez-vous de la Bande Dessinée d’Amiens.
Included in the ‘general’ ticket (£5-£20) is a Q and A with Bryan and Mary Talbot on the Friday evening , plus workshops and talks by creators including Kate Evans on Red Rosa, Ben Dickson, Dave McKean and the creators of Brighton’s Graphic War on Saturday 10th December.
£5 – Students for Fri eve and Saturday all day
£10 – Concessions for Fri eve and Saturday all day
£20 – Full price for Fri eve and Saturday all day
£30 – Students / Concessions for full two day conference including academic presentations all day Friday + all day Saturday
£60 – Full price for full two day conference including academic presentations all day Friday + all day Saturday.