VENUE: Foyles Bookshop Gallery, third floor,
113-119 Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0EB
Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road
ENTRY: FREE contributions for drinks
Dr Muna Al-Jawad, Consultant in Elderly Medicine, BSUH, Comics artist
and co-organiser of the 4th International Comics and Medicine Conference, 2013
John Miers, Artist www.johnmiers.com
David Jesus Vignolli, Artist www.jesusvignolli.com/david
When & Where
Laydeez do comics
Nicola Streeten is anthropologist-turned- illustrator and author of award-winning graphic novel, 'Billy, Me & You'. She is currently researching a PhD on Contemporary British feminist comics at the University of Sussex. Her website Graphic Cultures is related to her research.
Sarah Lightman is an award-winning artist, curator and writer researching a PhD in Autobiography and Comics at University of Glasgow.She has published her research in numerous books and journals. Lightman is co-curator of the critically acclaimed internationally touring exhibition Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women. Sarah is editor of Graphic Details: Jewish Women's Confessional Comics in Essays and Interviews
Streeten and Lightman shared an interest in comics and graphic novels that were not about superheroes but were focused on the domestic and autobiographical. They felt that they couldn’t be alone and they were right! LDC now has a worldwide presence with meetings held in San Francisco, New York, Toronto, as well as closer to home in Bristol and Leeds. Artists, academics, publishers and fans from around the world are invited to speak at LDC. The evenings are a platform for people to test new works and ideas, where emerging artists present their work alongside more established practitioners, in an inspiring and friendly atmosphere. Everyone is welcome, including those with no knowledge of comics and those already immersed. Wine, beer and home-baked cakes are served too!