Graphic Brighton


April 2019

2019 Guests

Graphic Brighton 2019 features a selection of the best British comic book and graphic novel creators talking about their work in FREE panel discussions and individual presentations…

These include:

Hannah Berry – 10.15am Friday 3rd May
Troll strip by Hannah Berry
Hannah is the current British Comics Laureate and author of graphic novels Adamtine (2012), Britten and Brulightly (2008) and Livestock (2017), all published by Jonathan Cape. She also draws strips for Prospect and New Statesman and has written scripts for 2000AD and Misty in recent years. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a podcaster and Arvon Foundation Tutor.

Warren Pleece – 11.15am Friday 3rd May
Extract from Freedom Bound, illustrated by Warren Pleece
Warren has been illustrating comics for over 30 years including a variety of titles for DC Comics including Sandman Mystery Theatre, John Constantine: Hellblazer, The Invisibles and Lucifer. He often works with his brother Gary, creating such titles as Montague Terrace and The Great Unwashed, and has recently illustrated the graphic novels Incognegro: Renaissance (Berger Books) and Freedom Bound (BHP).

Alison Sampson – 12.15pm Friday 3rd May
Shadows by Alison Sampson
Alison is the illustrator of Genesis and Winnebago Graveyard for Image Comics, a contributor to Femme Manifique and has been a cover artist for The Wicked + the Divine. She is a fully qualified RIBA Architect and curated the immersive Think of a City tumblr, inviting artists from around the world to create unique aspects of a fictional city. She is currently illustrating Hit Girl: India, the latest Kick-Ass sequel.

Richy K. Chandler – 12.15pm Saturday 4th May
Lucy the Octopus by Richy K. Chandler
Richy is an artist, musician and webcomic creator, known for his popular strip Lucy the Octopus, recently collected by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. He has written the official comic strips based on Adventure Time and Wallace & Gromit and over the last couple of years been creating children’s books based on coming to terms with difficult life experiences such as You Make Your Parents Super Happy!: A book about parents separating.

Ottilie Hainsworth – 3pm Friday 3rd May
Extract from Talking to Gina by Ottilie Hainsworth
Ottilie is an artist and tutor at The Phoenix, Brighton, where she helps people turn real life stories into comics and graphic novels. She is the author of the graphic novel Talking to Gina, a memoir of a beloved dog, published by Myriad Editions and curator / editor of a collection of comic strips on The Theatre Royal, Brighton, produced with and by her students who will be joining her at Graphic Brighton.

George Hardie – 4pm Saturday 4th May
Pink Floyd: Dark Side sticker by George Hardie
George is an award winning graphic designer who worked with Hipgnosis on classic album covers such as Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, Futurama: Be-Bop Delux and Led Zeppelin I. He incorporates comics into his work on a regular bases, from the stickers that came with Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here to magazine covers and restaurant menus, and the children’s book Cluedo: Armchair Detective.

No tickets needed for talks / panels, just come along! Book 2pm workshops here

10am-5pm, 3rd / 4th May 2019, University of Brighton Gallery, City Campus, 58–67 Grand Parade, Brighton, BN2 0JY

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

Creative Futures / Design Star logos
Creative Futures / Design Star logos


Graphic Brighton is generally not ticketed – if you’d like to attend any of the talks or panel discussions on either 3rd or 4th May 2019, just come along!
If a session has already started, please quietly take a seat at the back of the room.

If you would like to come along to one of the 2pm workshops, these are also free, but there are only 30 tickets for each, to keep numbers manageable for Muna and Chris.

So, to book:

Using comics to explore sensitive issues – workshop led by cartoonist Muna Al-Jawad on how to make comic strips that can be used to communicate difficult situations.
Friday, May 3rd, 2-3pm, Grand Parade Gallery, University of Brighton City Campus

Please visit:

Cartoon by Muna Al-Jawad

To book:

Turning ideas into comics – workshop led by graphic novelist Chris Geary on how to turn factual moments and ideas into narratives for comic strips.
Saturday, May 4th, 2-3pm, Grand Parade Gallery, University of Brighton City Campus

Please visit:

Strip by Chris Geary

Sponsored by University of Brighton Creative Futures and Design Star.

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