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The art of the graphic novel: Stephen Collins and Isabel Greenberg at The Royal Academy of Arts

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Time 13:30
Date 08/09/18
Price £12

Chaired by the Observer journalist and critic Rachel Cook, join prize-winning authors and illustrators Stephen Collins and Isabel Greenberg discuss the art of the graphic novel.

Collins is an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has appeared in many publications worldwide and he has a weekly comic in The Guardian Weekend magazine. In 2013 Jonathan Cape published his debut graphic novel The Gigantic Beard that was Evil, which was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Book of the Year Award and an Eisner Award. His collection of strips Some Comics was published by Jonathan Cape in October 2014. He is currently working on his second graphic novel, Susan Wogan’s Journey To The Stars, which will be published in 2019.

Greenberg is a London-based illustrator and writer. Her first graphic novel The Encyclopaedia of Early Earth was published in 2013, was nominated for two Eisner awards and won Best Book at the British Comic Awards. In 2016 she published The One Hundred Nights of Hero. In 2011, she won the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize. She exhibited work in the Memory Palace exhibition at the V&A, had a solo exhibition at Cecil Sharp House and was part of a show called Pick me Up at Somerset House. She is about to start work on a a new graphic novel about Brontë juvenilia.

The event will be chaired by the Observer journalist and critic Rachel Cooke who was instrumental in setting up the first British prize for graphic novels – the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize.

This event will be followed by a Q&A