Author Archives: John Clark

Wit, Wisdom and Wanderings

Belatedly stumbled on some glowing 5-star reviews from across the big pond for my contributions to Jim Joyce’s superb compendium, The Bicycle Book. (Jim is the founder and editor of  The Bicycle Exchange, though he recently put that on hold … Continue reading

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ATGR Digital now available!

Not sure about other retailers, distributors, formats etc, but the Kindle edition is now available worldwide, file size 2545 KB. It is available in other formats (which I’m still trying to get my head round), but since you can download … Continue reading

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‘Toons @ Nottingham Contemporary

The surge of interest in comics and their mutation into the more palatable ‘graphic novel’ has resulted in some weird and wonderful associations in the minds of academics. Thus an unmissable exhibition at the Contemporary of James Gillray’s biting cartoons … Continue reading

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Drawn from Distress to Recovery

It’s no secret that Brick has had his problems with the insanity of the world, but his breakdowns were more like breakthroughs, lightbulb moments that revealed just how crazy it’s all become and how ill-equipped he was to cope. In … Continue reading

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ATGR goes digital

After too long trying to get this 5-star reviewed book into America, it’s natural home, the publishers have finally embraced the eBook medium and will be releasing it (or should that be re-releasing?) world-wide on 1st May, 2012. The digital … Continue reading

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Comics: Beyond Batman, Bunty and The Beano

States of Independence, Clephan Building, Oxford Street, Leicester LE1 5XY: The legendary Jay Eales and Selina Lock of Factor Fiction (award-nominated publishers of The Girly Comic) will be talking about the small press comics scene, highlighting the diversity of the medium and … Continue reading

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Café Scientifique gig

8:00pm Monday 5th March at the Lord Roberts on Broad Street, Nottingham: Brick will be presenting a brief illustrated talk about the writing, drawing and publishing of ‘Depresso’, and the growth of what’s called Graphic Medicine. This will be followed … Continue reading

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BrickBits

Nottingham’s ‘Word of Mouth: Horror Night’ (Broadway bar, 7:30pm, 30th October) will be kicked off by Brick reading a rewrite of ‘The Godforsaken Year’, from his on-going graphic investigation into ‘Leonardo’s Bicycle’. Slides of the comics chapter will accompany. Other … Continue reading

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BrickBits

On 17th November, Brick goes all intellectual, presenting a paper at the Thought Bubble Festival Conference in Leeds (http://comicsforum.org/comics-forum-2011/) under the banner of ‘Graphic Medicine:Visualising the Stigma of Illness’. My co-presenter will be Associate Professor Theo Stickley from Nottingham University, … Continue reading

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Left Lion interview

  For anybody interested in more depth on the comic writing and drawing process, try this post-Lowdham Book Festival interview. BRICK in Easy Bits

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