Workshop on Graphic Novels
Chair: Ariel Kahn
Come and learn the secrets of creating comics from a team of celebrated graphic novelists. Bring your existing work and produce new work at the workshop. The team includes teenage graphic artist Zoom Rockman, creator of The Zoom, winner at the International Comics Festival in Korea and of the Spirit of London award, who helped commemorate WWI in a cartoon strip on the BBC’s website. A creative workshop for children in school years 3 to 8. Older aspiring cartoonists are welcome subject to availability of places on the day.
Sarah Lightman is an artist, writer and curator. She is a curator of Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women and PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow. She is a founder and director of Laydeez Do Comics.
Rutu Modan is an Israeli illustrator and comic book artist. She is co-founder of the Israeli comics group Actus Tragicus and has published the critically acclaimed graphic novels Exit Wounds and The Property.
Yirmi Pinkus is a prominent Israeli illustrator and comics’ artist as well as an associate professor at the Shenkar College of Design. He is co-founder of the Israeli comics group Actus Tragicus.
Zoom Rockman is a 14-year-old graphic novelist whose self-published comic The Zoom! won a Spirit of London Award. He has also received a prize for Britain at the International Comics Festival in South Korea.
Ariel Kahn is a senior lecturer in creative writing at Roehampton University, where he teaches comics and graphic novels. He won the Bloomsbury.com “New Voices” story competition for his short story Documents of a Family.
This event is free but ticketed.