Graphic Brighton

Graphic Brighton 2023 Call for Papers

Excerpt from The Roles We Play, Sabba Khan (Myriad Editions, 2021)
Excerpt from The Roles We Play, Sabba Khan (Myriad Editions, 2021)

This call for papers invites scholars, practitioners and researchers to submit papers on the inter-disciplinary topic of Comics and Architecture, for a conference to be held at the Moulsecoomb Campus of the University of Brighton on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd September 2023.

The inter-disciplinary potential of comic books and architecture is something that is gradually being investigated by the academy, a field termed ‘Graphic Architecture’ (Lockhart 2014). Titles which explicitly explore the intersection between the two disciplines include Comics and the City: Urban space in print, picture and sequence, Ahrens, J. R. and A. Meteling (2010), Bricks & Balloons: Architecture in Comic-Strip Form, Hoorn, M. V. D. (2012), Cómic, Arquitectura Narrativa, Bordes, E. (2017) and Urban Comics: Infrastructure and the Global City in Contemporary Graphic Narratives, Davies, D. (2019), as well as a chapter on the topic in The Routledge Companion on Architecture, Literature and The City, Arana, K.L. (2018). There have also been exhibitions of architectural comics in London (Sequential City at Anise Gallery, 2015) and Canada (Architecture+Comics at Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, 2019) in galleries that promote architecture themed artworks.

There have only been a couple of international symposiums looking at this topic – Graphic Novels / Novel Architecture at Kent State University College of Architecture & Environmental Design (2016) and ‘L’édifice dans les cases: Le décor monumental en bande dessinée’ at the University of Picardie Jules Verne in Amiens (2018) – and so Graphic Brighton 2023 proposes to be the first British conference to look at architecture themed comics, and the many topics that this theme can be connected with. A number of comic creators have backgrounds as architects, including Alison Sampson, Owen Pomery and Sabba Khan, and architectural bandes dessinées writer Benoît Peeters (Les Cités Obscures) has recently lectured on graphic fiction at Lancaster University.

While architecture is ubiquitously found as the backdrop of superhero comics (set mainly in the built environment, often New York City), there are graphic novels about famous architects – such as Robert Moses and Eileen Gray – plus tales of fictional architects in such titles as Mister X, Asterios Polyp, and Batman: Death by Design. Graphic novels Building Stories, Here, and The Voice of the Hall are concerned with individual buildings, while Yes is More and Julius Knipl are narratives about architectural photography.

Architects themselves have used comic book imagery to promote their work over the years, from Le Corbusier’s “Letter to Mme Meyer” (1925),  Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau in their book S, M, L, XL (1995), and C.J. Lim and Ed Liu in their revised smartcities, resilient landscapes + eco-warriors (2019). Magazines and journals on this interdisciplinary topic have included the work of Archigram in the 1960s, and in recent years MAS Context #20 and Critical Inquiry 41. 2 (University of Chicago).

With all the above in mind, Graphic Brighton 2023 invites scholars, academics and practitioners working in the fields of architecture, comic studies and related disciplines to propose papers about the intersection of these fields. As with previous iterations of Graphic Brighton, we expect the line-up of the conference to include talks, panels and workshops by academics and comic book practitioners.

Topics you might like to consider include, but are not limited to:

Architecture, comics and world-building
Using comics to understand building use and purpose
Architecture, comics and communities
Comics and sustainable development
Comics, architecture and social justice
Using comics to explore real and imagined space
Comics and stained-glass narratives in churches
Building stories and stories of buildings
The cityscape as narrative design
Architectural comics as social commentary
Architectural comics as microcosms of lost worlds on the page
The comic book creator as flâneur
The architecture of the comics page
Architects and the use of comics to disseminate ideas
Building models and dolls houses as a storytelling method

Please submit a 300 word abstract on the topic you would like to explore as a paper at Graphic Brighton, plus a brief biography, to Alex Fitch (a.r.fitch at and Barbara Chamberlin (b.j.chamberlin at by Friday 23rd June.

As mentioned above, alongside the presentation of academic papers, comic book practitioners will also be in attendance to discuss their work. Confirmed guests (so far) for this year’s Graphic Brighton include Karrie Fransman (The House that Groaned), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Sabba Khan (The Roles We Play), Clarrie Pope (Welcome Home) and Zara Slattery (Coma).

Conference organisers:
Alex Fitch teaches in the School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering, and the School of Art and Media at the University of Brighton, is pursuing a PhD on The Depiction of Architecture in Comic Books and has been published on this topic by Cambridge Scholars, Studies in Comics, and McFarland. He also presents the UK’s only regular broadcast radio show about comics.

Barbara Chamberlin is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Brighton and teaches comics and creative writing at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is pursuing a practice-based PhD at University of the Arts London that fuses folklore, witchcraft and collaboration in papercut comics using walking as key to the creative process.

Graphic Brighton 2023: Graphic Architecture is sponsored by Design Star Centre for Doctoral Training (AHRC).


Recent Podcasts – Spring 2023

Clockwise from top left, Hannah Berry and Lance Dann, Michael Rosen and Cole Henley, Danny Noble and Matt Baxter (with Alex Fitch), Zara Slattery and Jaime Huxtable discuss their work at Graphic Brighton 2022

A number of talks and panel discussions recorded at Graphic Brighton have been broadcast on Resonance FM, and subsequently podcast over the last year. If you weren’t able to come along to Graphic Brighton in recent years, these are a great way of catching up with the exciting events that take place in each year’s festival!

These include (recorded at Graphic Brighton 2022):

Panel Borders: Multimedia ComicsAudio producer Lance Dann and graphic novelist Hannah Berry discuss their comic and podcast called The Rez, which is a science-fiction title about kindness aimed at a young audience, how the different formats of storytelling interact, and invite input from readers.

Panel Borders: Unusual BuildingsFormer Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen and artist Cole Henley discuss the comic book adaptation of Rosen’s classic novella You’re Thinking About Tomatoes, in which a boy on a school trip gets embroiled in an adventure with a girl from a painting and a mummy come to life…

Panel Borders: Youth and WellbeingArtists Jaime Huxtable and Zara Slattery about their titles for younger readers including G Bear and Jammo, and Don’t Call Me a Tomboy respectively (and in a Q and A at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Hannah Berry chats to Fun Home author Alison Bechdel).

Panel Borders: Junkyard Jack and Monster FunArtists Matt Baxter and Danny Noble about illustrating Hire a Horror and Junkyard Jack and the Horse that Talked (also, Alex Fitch chats to Danny Noble’s publisher Liz Frances).

Find more Graphic Brighton podcasts on the Panel Borders blog, and the next Graphic Brighton event is tentatively scheduled for Autumn 2023…

New opening panel on Saturday 28th May

Covers and art from Tilly and the Time Machine, and Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talked, illustrated by Danny Noble

Due to unforseen circumstances, the opening discussion about the charity Comic Books for Kids! has had to be cancelled, but as a replacement we have an additional guest and slight rearrangement of the programme to begin the day with a chat about illustrators who work on children’s books as well as comics and graphic design.

Danny Noble is the illustrator of two children’s books written by Adrian Edmondson – Tilly and the Time Machine, and Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talked – which tell uproarious tales of chatty ponies and time travelling girls. She is also the creator of an autobiographical comic, Shame Pudding, about eccentric Jewish Grandmas, and a much loved strip about two elderly actors – Oliver Reed and Alan Bates – who really ought to put some clothes on!

Matt Baxter is half of the award-winning creative design agency Baxter & Bailey who have designed stamps for the Royal Mail, and adverts for New Scientist, The NSPCC and Oxford University Press. In children’s comics, Matt created the cover for the pilot issue of The Phoenix, several covers for Doctor Who comic featuring cartoon versions of Tom Baker and David Tennant, plus the ongoing strip ‘Hire a Horror’ for the revived bimonthly comic Monster Fun!

Danny and Matt will be talking about their work at Graphic Brighton, at 10.15am on Saturday 28th May. Book tickets here:

Graphic Brighton Guests

Cover of You’re Thinking about Tomatoes – the Graphic Novel by Michael Rosen and Cole Henley

Many of the guests coming to Graphic Brighton 2022, to talk about their work on Children’s titles, are luminaries in the world of comics, here’s more info about four of them!

Michael Rosen is a British National Treasure! A former Children’s Laureate (2007-2009), and well known for his love of comics, having spoken many times about words and pictures on his Radio 4 programme Word of Mouth. A handful of his short picture books for children have been in the style of comics – including Red Ted and The Lost Things (illustrated by Joel Stewart), and Send for a Superhero (illustrated by Katharine McEwen) but the adaptation of You’re Thinking About Tomatoes is his first full length graphic novel. Michael will be joined at Graphic Brighton by Cole Henley, the artist of this new graphic novel, and after their talk, signed copies of the book will be available for sale for the first time in the UK.

Hannah Berry is a University of Brighton alumnus who was the UK Comics Laureate from 2019-2021 and the author of three graphic novels. She has worked on a couple of projects during COVID lockdown to help younger readers help with issues of kindness and resilience – these include Planet DIVOC-91, an online comic series empowering young adults to make sense of the challenges from the pandemic, and The Rez (with artist Racheal Smith), a Sci-Fi adventure intended to help young people build meaningful relationships in a world of social media. The latter comic’s story extends into a podcast produced by Lance Dann, which won two accolades at the 2021 Audio Production Awards.

Woodrow Phoenix is also a University of Brighton alumnus who has worked on animated projects for the Cartoon Network and Disney, and edited the Eisner Award nominated anthology Nelson, which was The Guardian’s Graphic Novel of the Month, and The Times’ Graphic Novel of the Year in 2011. At Graphic Brighton he’ll be talking about his Children’s Comic Donny Digits, which was serialised in the weekly British Comics title The Phoenix, and has been collected into a graphic novella by Bog Eyed Books. His graphic novel Rumble Strip (released in the US as Crash Course), was used to help spread information about Road Safety by the NGO ArriveSAFE in India.

Dona Pursall (via zoom) is a researcher at Ghent University, who won the 2021 Sabin Award for Comics Research for her essay Why are you laughing?: Mischievous forms of humour in British children’s Comics. She is investigating childhood, imagination and culture within the history of humorous comics. She is specifically investigating the relationship between the British ‘funnies’ from the 1930s to 1960s and the experiences and development of child readers within the context of wider social unrest and political change. Her recent area of research has been on the history of types of humour in the 80 year history of the British weekly comic institution The Beano, which was pulished online in a three part series.

Graphic Brighton 2022 – Comics by and for Young People is sponsored by the University of Brighton’s Widening Participation and Outreach department, and Centre for Arts and Wellbeing, and runs from May 27th – 28th at the University’s building at 154 Edward Street, Brighton. Book FREE tickets here…

Call for Papers 2022

Extract from The Comic Strip History of Space by Tracey Turner and Sally Kindberg

Comics, Younger Audiences and Creators Graphic Brighton 2022 focuses on the state of comics for younger audiences in the 21st century. Compared to fifty years ago the number of children’s comics easily available has dwindled, with only titles used to promote toys and cartoons on most newsagent shelves. However, with new anthologies aimed at children arriving in recent years, such as The Phoenix, 2000AD Regened, and Monster Fun, it seems that new comics are now coming on to the market and appealing to new readers. In addition, manga and graphic novels aimed at younger readers are rapidly finding new audiences. Illustrated books for children have often flirted with the language of comics with Brighton’s own Raymond Briggs a pioneer for this crossover audience, and recent series such as Dave Pilkey’s Dog Man and Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid showing a large demand for such titles. Also, Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s award-winning books for children show the same creativity and comic book stylistics found in their graphic novels for adults.

This, alongside increasing scholarship that indicates that comics reading aids literacy and educational development, suggests that comics for children and younger readers are once again gaining traction. This symposium hopes to explore these areas further. As an event which aims to be interdisciplinary, we invite speakers and contributors from academic and creator-based backgrounds in comics, visual cultures and education, so as to open discussion across the disciplines. We invite 20-minute papers themed around, but not limited to, the following:

  • YA manga, readership and translation
  • Younger creators and their work
  • Comics and agency – enabling younger voices and perspectives
  • Comics creation, youth wellbeing and social engagement
  • Adapting adult narratives for younger readership
  • Adaptation and transmedia children’s comics and texts / Comics with cross-media presence (for example work that is a comic, podcast and animated series)
  • Comics and literacy
  • Comics and pedagogy in the classroom
  • Educational comics
  • The language of comics in illustrated books / crossovers between illustrated children’s books and comics
  • Comics, memory and nostalgia
  • Collectables and memorabilia
  • Creativity in licensed comics
  • Kids’ comics paratexts
  • Relaunching old titles for new audiences
  • New publishers for younger audiences

Please submit your abstract (300 words) and brief biography (100 words) to A.R.Fitch [at] and B.J.Chamberlin [at] no later than Friday 1 April 2022. Comic book creators and children’s book illustrators will be attending the event, to talk about their work in panel discussions, so this is a unique opportunity for academics undertaking research in this area to meet practitioners and discuss their work in this medium. Confirmed guests so far include former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen, plus cartoonists Cole Henley (You’re Thinking About Tomatoes), Sally Kindberg (The Comic Strip History of the World), Woodrow Phoenix (Donny Digits), Bob Molesworth (Star Wars Lego comic), Matt Baxter (The Phoenix), and Coco Kirkland (Project: Immortality). Graphic Brighton is curated by Alex Fitch and Barbara Chamberlin. This event will be held at the Edward Street Building, University of Brighton City Campus on Friday 27th May and Saturday 28th May 2022. This event is funded by the Centre for Arts and Wellbeing, plus the Widening Participation and Outreach Department at the University of Brighton. For more information about the symposium and previous Graphic Brighton events, please visit

Graphic Brighton 2022

Graphic Brighton 2022 – Comics by and for young people, is a FREE event at the University of Brighton (Edward Street building), with talks, panel discussions, book signings and a workshop on how to make your own comics.

Friday 27th May consists of talks by academics and local creators about childrens comics, Saturday 28th invites a variety of creators including former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen to the University to chat about their work and sign comics, plus a workshop by young graphic novelist Coco Kirkland.

In order to make sure we have enough seats, please book FREE tickets by clicking on the links (underlined days / times) below, if you would like to attend several / different sessions at this comics festival. N.B. if you want to attend all five events, you need to reserve tickets for all five!

Friday 27th May, 11.30am – 6pmdaytime academic talks from former Comics Laureate Hannah Berry, authors Helen Bate, Daniel Locke and Richy Chandler, comics experts Paul Fisher Davies, Helen Jones, Stephen Silverwood, Deniz Altındağ and Dona Pursall, and many more.

Friday 27th May, 6.15pm – 7.30pmBob Molesworth (Star Wars Lego comics) and Richy K. Chandler (Eco Kids Planet Magazine / Wallace & Gromit comic strips) discuss their work.

Saturday 28th May, 10.15am – 2.45pmdaytime comic creator talks by various cartoonists including Zoom Rockman (The Beano), Jaime Huxtable (G Bear and Jammo), Matt Baxter (The Phoenix), Zara Slattery (Tomboy), Sally Kindberg (The Comic Strip History of the World) and Woodrow Phoenix (Donny Digits).

Saturday 28th May, 1pm – 3pmworkshop on comic book creation run by Coco Kirkland (Project: Immortality), who had his first graphic novel published when he was 16 years old!

Saturday 28th May, 3pm – 4.15pmMichael Rosen and Cole Henley talk about recreating Michael’s book You’re Thinking About Tomatoes as a new graphic novel.

Full listing of events:

Fri 27th May

11.30am: Combining comics and podcasts: Former Comics Laureate Hannah Berry & audio producer Lance Dann discuss their multi-media project The Rez about promoting kindness and resilience for kids during lockdown, using science-fiction stories

12.30pm: Panel discussion on Considering new approaches for young readers: Helen Jones (Goldsmiths College / UCL) discusses Children’s literacy and comics / Dona Pursall (University of Ghent) looks at Censorship in Children’s comics / Stephen Silverwood (Upside Comics charity) investigates bringing Comics to Disadvantaged Children

3.00pm: Panel Discussion on Approaching difficult topics in children’s comics: Helen Bate (Otter Barry Books) discusses her comics on refugees and warfare / Richy K. Chandler (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) talks about his books on parental break-up and dealing with difficult times / Daniel Locke (Nobrow / Bloomsbury) chats about making rewilding and health issues approachable in comics

4.30pm: Panel Discussion on The form and structure of Children’s comics: Alex Fitch (University of Brighton) talks about the use of cross-sections in Children’s Comics / Paul Fisher Davies (South East College, Lewes) discusses the differences and similarities between picture books and comics / Deniz Altındağ (Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts) looks at how narratives for young people deal with memory and identity

6.15pm: Making comics for high street shops: Bob Molesworth (Star Wars Lego Comic) and Richy K. Chandler (Eco Kids Planet Magazine / Wallace & Gromit comics) discuss the fun and occassional frustrations of working with licenced characters for comics sold in UK newsagents

Sat 28th May

Sat 10.15am: Moving between formats: Matt Baxter (The Phoenix) and Danny Noble (The Meow Meows) talk about moving between comics and children’s books, with different types of illustration for different projects.

Distributing comics to young readers: Chris Thompson, & Will O’Mullane from charity Comic Books for Kids UK discuss initiatives to bring comics into hospitals and other medical facilities to help and entertain children (Unfortunately Chris and Will can’t make it to the event, but we are very to have Danny step in to take their place)

Sat 11.15am: Starting at a young age: Coco Kirkland (Project Immortality) & Zoom Rockman (The Beano) chat about breaking into comics as tweenagers, how they came up with their ideas for characters and their experiences of being published when still young

Sat 12.15pm: Designing characters with youthful appeal: Jaime Huxtable (G Bear and Jammo) and Zara Slattery (Tomboy) talk about tailoring their individual styles to create comics for younger readers

Sat 1.00pm Making Comics workshop: Coco Kirkland runs this workshop with advice and practical tips on creating your first comic, desiging characters and getting published

Sat 2.00pm: Humour and young audiences: Sally Kindberg (The Comic Strip History of the World) and Woodrow Phoenix (Donny Digits) talk about bringing their cartoon style to childrens comics and illustrated books to combine humour, storytelling and learning about the world

Sat 3.00pm: You’re Cartooning About Tomatoes: Former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen and artist Cole Henley discuss turning Michael’s much loved book You’re Thinking About Tomatoes into a new comic book / graphic novel, and why comics are a great story telling medium for all ages (with book signing after, if time allows)

University of Brighton, 154 Edward Street, Brighton BN2 0JG

(All talks in room 105, except Coco workshop in room 103)

Academic Conference in Amiens


As part of the University of Brighton’s cultural exchange with Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Graphic Brighton has programmed part of their June academic comics conference: ‘L’Enfance de l’Art: Jeuness et Bandes dessinées’ (The Childhood of Art: Youth and Comics) on June 3rd and 4th 2021…

The conference is mainly in French, but former Comics Laureate Hannah Berry and Comics Academic Laurence Grove (University of Glasgow) will be giving talks as part of the programme.

Here’s info about their presentations:

June 3rd, 2.30pm
Hannah Berry will be discussing “Kindness, Resilience and Sci-fi: The Rez and Planet Divoc-91”

Author of three critically acclaimed graphic novels: Livestock (2017), Adamtine (2012) and Britten & Brülightly (2008) (official selection of Angoulême in 2010), Hannah Berry will present her latest projects: The Rez, a comic and interactive podcast series set in the distant future, designed to help 9-11 year olds foster the concept of kindness and build resilience; and Planet Divoc-91, a comic series and multi-disciplinary project to help young adults process the challenges of the pandemic through a sci-fi lens.

June 4th, 8.30am

Laurence Grove will be discussing “Depictions of Disability in YA Comics”

Comics are now a medium that embraces, contextualises and supports young people with disabilities—and tell some of the story of how we got there. A historical view of comics gives a frank (but disturbing) insight to society’s approach to disabilities at a given time. Perhaps it is the very reasons that lend comics a positive role today—immediate accessibility via images, the presentation and questioning of stereotypes, the focus on (non) action and communication—that meant historical comics also suited a less-inclusive time.

Both of these talks can be accessed via UPJV’s Zoom link: – the password can be found in the PDF of the programme for the full conference and on the Fabula Literature Research website (in French)

Also, the conference is in advance of the Amiens comics festival – Les 25es Rendez-Vous de la Bande Dessinée d’Amiens – which you can find more about on their website.

Recent Podcasts

Justin Wadlow, Hannah Berry, Elle Whitcroft, Nick Cannan, Charlotte Semlyen, Tania Suryabandara, Judith Biddlestone and Ottilie Hansworth discuss their work at Graphic Brighton 2019
Justin Wadlow, Hannah Berry, Elle Whitcroft, Nick Cannan, Charlotte Semlyen, Tania Suryabandara, Judith Biddlestone and Ottilie Hansworth discuss their work at Graphic Brighton 2019

A number of talks and panel discussions recorded at Graphic Brighton have been broadcast on Resonance FM, and subsequently podcast over the last year. If you weren’t able to come along to Graphic Brighton in recent years, these are a great way of catching up with the exciting events that take place in each year’s festival!

These include:

Architecture Culture: Anise Gallery / Amiens Cathedral – Jacquelyn Jubert and Joe Robson (founders of Anise Gallery, Shad Thames) and artists Owen D. Pomery and Alison Samson discuss the representation of architecture in graphic arts, and academic Justin Wadlow (University of Picardy Jules Verne) talks about the posters he’s helped curate for Amiens BD festival, which include representations of the city’s Cathedral and other architectural landmarks. Recorded at Graphic Brighton 2019.

Panel Borders: Researching Comics’ Histories – As part of a panel discussion recorded at Graphic Brighton 2018 hosted by Elle Whitcroft, M. J. Hibbett and Rob Fleay talk about and perform music from animated superhero adventures from the 1960s, including tracks from the Batman TV show and Spider-Man cartoon.

Panel Borders: Dramatising the RealAlex Fitch talks to Bryan and Mary Talbot about their graphic novels Sally Heathcote: Suffragette and The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia on French revolutionary Louise Michel in a Q and A recorded at Graphic Brighton 2016.

and to be broadcast 5.30pm, 6th January 2021 on Resonance 104.4 FM / DAB (London) / streamed at, Panel Borders: Educating Comics – Comics academic Elle Whitcroft introduces Ottilie Hansworth and her students Charlotte Semlyen, Tania Suryabandara, Judith Biddlestone and Nick Cannan regarding their creation of a strip anthology about The Theatre Royal, Brighton, and Alex Fitch talks to graphic novelist and Comics Laureate Hannah Berry about her activities in the role. Recorded at Graphic Brighton 2019.

After a year’s delay, Graphic Brighton hopes to be back in 2021, with two events in June and November TBC. Watch this space!

Sketching Graphic Brighton 2019

At Graphic Brighton 2019, John Miers and Paul Fisher Davies drew sketchnotes on Saturday 4th May, the second day of the symposium, before, during and after their panel on their own artistic practice.
Here are their terrific sketches of the day…

10.15am Performing comics for research: Ian Hornsby, Jodie Hawkes, Pete Phillips (all University of Chichester) / (Chair: Alex Fitch, University of Brighton)

Ian, Jodie and Pete discuss the connections between comics and theatre, as part of Search Party‘s proposed 12 Acts of Kindness initiative .

11.15am Using comics as documentation: Paul Fisher Davies (University of Sussex), John Miers (University of the Arts, London)/(Chair: Clari Searle, University of Coventry)

John draws Paul talking about the art of sketchnoting and Paul draws John talking about using other comic creators’ work to inform his own biographical comics.

12.15pm Using comics for biography: Ben Dickson, Richy K Chandler, Ottilie Hainsworth

Richy and Ottilie discuss using biography and autobiography to inform their comics to help people with personal issues.

Ben talks about using historical research to create a graphic novel that deals with a father’s PTSD.

3pm Using comics to explain ideas: Dr. Louisa Buck (University of Brighton), Ian Horton (University of the Arts, London), and Daniel Locke (Chair: Barbara Chamberlin, University of Brighton)

Louisa discusses dramatising the life of Sysiphus based on her research into the use of his myth in political cartoons…

Ian talks about the Applied Comics Network of creators informing the public about their work, and Dan explores his career as a cartoonist so far, on projects in collaboration with Rewilding Sussex and the Wellcome Centre.

4pm “A Designer’s brush with Comics”: talk by George Hardie (Hipgnosis) / (Chair: Alex Fitch, University of Brighton)

George discusses his graphic design practice and interest in Tintin and other comics as a source of ideas.

Bonus image: Paul Fisher Davies included sketches from Graphic Brighton 2015 in his presentation…


Graphic Brighton 2019: Making Comics Work is supported by Creative Futures and Design Star

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