Horror Comics Panel: DarkFest 2019

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King Henry Building

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Portsmouth

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Join us for a discussion about the world of Horror comics and graphic novels with three expert comics creators.

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*Admission is free and open to the public. Authors will have books for sale so be sure to bring some change!

Guest Speakers:

Hannah Berry is the current Comics Laureate, and draws a regular cartoon strip for the New Statesman called Vox Pops. She is also the author of three graphic novels published by Jonathan Cape: Britten and Brulightly, a tongue in cheek detective drama, Livestock, a sci-fi drama about celebrity culture, and Adamtine about a group of connected travellers going missing on a haunted train. She’ll be talking about the latter at DarkFest, as well as her contribution to the revival of classic British horror comics Scream! and Misty, plus her favourite haunted spaces in various media, from Twin Peaks to Ringu.

Barbara Chamberlin is a senior lecturer at the University of Brighton where she teaches an eclectic range of modules that include comics, creative writing and media. Her long-term interests in horror, the Gothic and monstrosity informs some of her teaching, as well as most of her reading and viewing habits and research interests. She’ll be talking about her practice-based PhD at Central Saint Martins where her research focuses on representations of folkloric or historical British witches in comics, using walking and psychogeography to frame a new anthology of short comics.

Coco Kirkland had his first graphic novel professionally published earlier this year at the age of 16. Project Immortality is a comedic horror tale with an undead lead character split into a ghost and a zombie trying to solve their murder and its connection with a mysterious laboratory. The graphic novel features art inspired by Nickelodeon and taps into Plato’s idea of the divided self. Coco will be talking about the inspirations for this tale and his next graphic novel projects, already in development.

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Alex Fitch is the presenter of the UK’s only monthly broadcast radio show on comics – Panel Borders – on Resonance FM, the Arts Council Radio Station in London, and has written on the topics of comics and film in a variety of anthologies published variously by University of Chicago Press, University Press of Mississippi, Intellect Books, Strange Attractor Press, and McFarland. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Comics and Architecture at the University of Brighton, where he is also a part-time lecturer on the MA module ‘Critical Approaches to Architecture’.

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