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A Shining Beacon: Art, Revolt and Comics with James Albon

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At Golden Hare Books, we're delighted to host acclaimed graphic novelist James Albon, author of Her Bark and Her Bite to the bookshop. James will be launching his new graphic novel A SHINING BEACON, which explores the role of the artist in a frighteningly familiar near-future of tyrannical regimes and popular revolt.


"James Albon's delicate and utterly unique artwork is so alive on the page, you can help but be charmed and completely swept up." -- Jeff Lemire, author of Essex County and The Underwater Welder



ABOUT A SHINING BEACON

Francesca Saxon, artist and loyal citizen of the nation, is thrilled when she receives a commission to design the central mural of an epic new swimming pool: the jewel in the crown for an insecure regime obsessed by propaganda. Leaving the comfort of her coastal hometown for the lap of luxury of the capital, she is swept up in the paranoia of a government threatened by underground revolutionaries, whose promise of a freer, happier future looks increasingly appealing. Torn between rival factions and her personal loyalties, she realizes that when ideology has a stranglehold on art, the picture is rarely pretty.



ABOUT JAMES ALBON

James Albon was born in Cambridge, England but lived most of his life in the north-east of Scotland, never picking up the accent and constantly being mistaken for a tourist. He studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art, went on to a postgraduate scholarship at the Royal Drawing School in London, and was awarded the Gwen May award from the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. As an illustrator, he has worked for the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian and published several illustrated novels with the Folio Society. He currently lives in Glasgow.


James will be in conversation with bookseller Katalina Watt. There will be free refreshments, and audience Q&A and book-signing as part of the talk. Don't miss it!

This event takes place in the bookshop, which we regret is not wheelchair accessible. Please contact us ahead of time if you have other access requirements and we will do everything we can to accommodate you!


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