From Watchmen to Kingsman: An Evening with Dave Gibbons
Writing on the Wall welcome Dave Gibbons, the UK’s first Comics Laureate to WoWFest 2016. Best known for his work with Alan Moore in creating the legendary Watchmen graphic novels - one of the biggest-selling graphic novels of all time, Dave heads up WoW’s 2016 exploration of all things sci-fi. Regarded as one of the world’s most talented comic artists, Dave Gibbons’ numerous creations include the characters American Belle, Green Man, Rorsach and Nite Owl. He has contributed to many iconic comics and graphic novels including Doctor Who, 2000AD, Batman, Green Lantern, and his own graphic novel, The Originals, featuring hover-scooter riding Mods and Rockers. His most recent collaborations are graphic novel Kingsman: The Secret Service, now a major feature film starring Samuel L. Jackson, and Masks, with Gillian Flynn, author of the global bestseller Gone Girl. Described by Author Lev Grossman as ‘a genius’ in Time magazine, and as ‘one of the major comic book artists of the 21st century, or the 20th, or really any other century you care to name’, Dave will be talking about his career to date, his inspirations, and how to practically develop creative ideas and bring them to life on the page. Hosted by comic book aritst Tim Quinn.
Date: Thursday 5th May
Venue: The Bluecoat
Ticket Price: £8/5 BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE
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