Everything You Wanted to Know About Comics (But Were too Afraid to Ask)
Graphic novels are currently the fastest growing sector in book publishing, yet the majority of industry has little understanding of what they are or how they work. Humanoids’ UK Liaison, Chair of the Comic Book Alliance, and veteran of 20 years in comic book publishing, Tim Pilcher will teach you how to read comics, reveal the magic of sequential art, and unlock the secrets of marketing and selling graphic novels. Whether you’re a comics aficionado or a complete newbie, working in editorial, design, marketing or retail, you’ll guarantee to have your eyes opened to a world of possibilities.
Tim Pilcher (@Tim_Pilcher) has spent over 25 years working in comics and publishing at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint, Comics International, Penguin, Dorling Kindersley and Ilex Press. He is the current chair of the Comic Book Alliance and is the author of over 18 books. He is the editor of Brighton: The Graphic Novel, and the forthcoming, Brighton’s Graphic War. He is currently Humanoids’ UK liaison and has lectured on comics at Trinity College, UCL, Imperial War Museum, ICA and The British Library.
Your host Evie Prysor-Jones is Content Lead at Optimus Education. She enjoys playing around with coding and watching Springwatch.
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Who is it for?
People in publishing. BookMachine have created an informal environment to develop ideas and make new contacts. You'll find designers, editors, publishers, marketeers, sales professionals. There are also book lovers and writers. And not to forget, a few app developers, games designers and publishing students.
What happens there?
The talk itself will last for about half an hour, followed by a 10 minute Q&A with the speaker and plenty of time to meet others afterwards. If there’s anyone in particular you’d like to meet, please let us know and we’ll introduce you.
What happens afterwards?
The following day, you can check out profiles of anyone you've met on BookMachine Connect, there's often post- event discussion on the #BookMachine Twitter hashtag and photos are posted on our Facebook page within the week.
When & Where
The most exciting time in the history of books and publishing is right now. BookMachine is a series of events and a website for the people who are making it all happen.