On 14th November 2015, a mini Graphic Brighton morning took place as part of the annual Cine-Excess cult film conference, held for the second year running at the University of Brighton.

Following academic papers on comics by co-curator Alex Fitch, and cartoonists Lee Christien and Hannah Eaton, Professor Martin Barker (University of Aberystwyth) gave a talk on the controversy surrounding the British Action comic in the late 1970s and then interviewed its writer Pat Mills, alongside 2000AD artist Jim McCarthy.

Pat also received a lifetime achievement award with recognition that this Graphic Brighton happening was a highlight of Cine-Excess 2015.

You can hear a podcast of Martin Barker on Action and his interview with Mills and McCarthy


Barker, Mills and McCarthy at Graphic Brighton and Cine-Excess (photo by Lisa Mills)

“Cine-Excess gets Graphic in Brighton” was organised by Alex Fitch and Xavier Mendik with support from the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Brighton.

Coverage: UK Horror Scene website
Down the Tubes website
Myriad Editions article on Hannah Eaton’s presentation
Cine-Excess programme