At ‘Breaking in to Comics Vol.2: The Art of Self Publishing’ we were treated to a panel of industry experts including author Ilya Hilyer and illustrators Tom Pearce, Shango Edunjobi and David L Bannister.
Building on our previous installment of Breaking into Comics, this episode featured an open discussion with our panel lead by Ilya, with Q&As and a visual presentation.
In this sellout event with over 50 attendees, discussions ranged from how to get started and what materials to use to questions around copyright and the law. Please keep an eye out for the next installment this summer!
Gosh! is a comic speciality store in the heart of London Soho and the supplier of all Westminster Libraries’ Graphic Novels. In our recent visit, our aim was to select new titles to supplement our already healthy collection of graphic novels in addition to meeting our counterparts in the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham. All three boroughs will be working closer together to deliver a comprehensive collection of graphic novels and related events.
After a fantastic month of shop visits and special guest panels we’ll be taking time at the next meeting to catch a breath and look back at some of the classic and iconic western titles from the golden age of comics.
The Golden Age of Comic Books describes an era of American comic books, from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. During this time, modern comic books were first published and rapidly increased in popularity. The superhero archetype was created, and many famous characters debuted, including Superman, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, and Captain Marvel.
We now have a display shelf within Marylebone Library‘s graphic novel collection dedicated to our discussion topics, and currently featuring some recommended reading for this meeting.
The Golden Age of Comics: Classic superheroes and superheroines takes place on 4 March, 6.30pm at Marylebone Library – see you there.