So much for an informed electorate and democracy…
Only our second meeting and already a fixture in the Lowdham programme for Saturday 25th June. A panel of three professionals facilitated by the great James Walker.
Bradford’s Literature Festival surely must be the most ethnically diverse book festival in the UK, and it is a real honour to be invited onto a panel so rich in minority representation. In fact, I will be the minority, which will be nice for a change. So on 21st May I arrive back in the UK after a week touring the Somme battlefield on me push-bike, then it’s a long shower and quick kip before heading north to join in a discussion about Comics and Conflict on 22nd. What timing!
WANTED: UK-based comics illustrator to work on (hopefully) Arts Council sponsored graphic narrative written by Brick (Depresso, To End All Wars, Leonardo’s Bicycle). Style of artwork needed – similar to Loisel’s (Peter Pan) for caricatured buildings and environment but more realistic characters, closer to style of Tardi (It Was the War of the Trenches). Story set in medieval period. Script written to allow plenty of room for illustrator’s own creativity to shine. Send two sample pages of previous comics work to email@example.com, subject ‘Mad Day’. Particularly interested in how set piece conversations are handled.
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If you are in London on 6th or 7th February and have an interest in mental health and the arts, hurry along to the SouthBank Centre’s huge and encompassing Changing Minds Festival. Brick will be there on a panel that includes performer Celia Knapp and theatre maker Cheryl Martin on the Saturday from 2:00 to 3:00pm discussing the role that sadness and deep depression can play in inspiring art.
If he’s around, maybe Beethoven would like to chip in!
It’s very rare that I enter into a competition, but this invitation to submit something to Kronborg Castle, né Elsinore, in Denmark was simply too tempting in the year we remember the 400th anniversary of Bill Shakespeare’s death. Read the full adaptation of my opening scene from the Scottish play here.
Nice to start the New Year with a good review of an end-of-last-year publication featuring my Simone the Stylite short story. I couldn’t possibly comment on Brick being singled out in such ludicrously glowing terms or my being vain enough to, for once, splash it abroad, but you can’t beat starting back with a positively overflowing glass.