Drawing Out, Drawing In: A Spotlight on Graphic Novels

The graphic novel is a form that still attracts more than its share of stigma and snobbery, but its audiences are evangelical, its writers inspired and its sales enviable. And some of the most exciting developments in the form are coming out of Melbourne. With panel discussions, workshops and talks, and the help of some of the leading artists and writers in the field (including Bernard Caleo, Queenie Chan, W. Chew Chan, Oslo Davis, George Dunford, Nick Greenberg, Bruce Mutard, Sharn Tan, Andrew Weldon and others) the Wheeler Centre is going to colour in the picture. Come and celebrate or discover the adult comic in all its form.

Start Time: Friday, April 23, 2010 at 6:30pm
End Time:Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 4:00pm
Location:The Wheeler Centre Auditorium
Street:176 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia

Event Schedule – Click the links for more info and to book.

Friday 23 April
Key note Address with Shaun Tan

Saturday 24 April
Panel Discussions

10.30am – 11.30am
Origin Stories
Featuring James Bradley, Zoe Sadokierski and Erica Wagner.

12.00pm – 1.00pm
Comics Save the World
Featuring Bruce Mutard, Shaun Tan and Andrew Weldon. Chaired by Nicki Greenberg.

1.30pm – 2.30pm
That’s Not a Graphic Novel
Featuring W. Chew Chan, Pat Grant and Andrew Weldon. Chaired by Oslo Davis.

3.00pm – 4.00pm
Publish or Perish?
Featuring Queenie Chan, Oslo Davis and Nicki Greenberg. Chaired by George Dunford.

4.30pm – 5.30pm
Australia 2050 – The Future of the Graphic Novel
Featuring Bernard Caleo, W. Chew Chan, Dylan Horrocks and Zoe Sadokierski. Chaired by George Dunford.

Sunday 25 April
Day of Workshops

10.00am – 12.00pm
Workshop with Dylan Horrocks

10.00am – 12.00pm
Making Mini Comics – Workshop with Pat Grant

2.00pm – 4.00pm
Manga Workshop with Queenie Chan

2.00pm – 4.00pm
Editing Comics: The Undeditable Art? Workshop with Bernard Caleo

Tags: comics

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