The 2023 Edinburgh Worldwide E-book Competition in Scotland has introduced its lineup for August. We have filtered poets, novelists, and movie e-book illustrators to identify programming that is comedic or comic-adjacent so you do not have to.
The 2023 Edinburgh E-book Competition sees two Beano publishers take the stage for comics’ eighty fifth anniversary yr, Alice Osman whereas talking Coronary heart stroke, horror tales illustrator Martin Brown discuss 30 years of the hit collection, plus Tsunami Woman creators Chie Kutsuwada And Julien Sedgwick speak in regards to the world of Yōkai and their subsequent e-book 100 Tales of the Tokyo Ghost Cafe. Workshops are additionally organized by the Scottish writer BHP, graphic novelist Lizzy Stewart, Metaphroge duo John Chalmers And Sandra Marrsand mangaka Chie Kutsuwada.
The Edinburgh Worldwide E-book Competition has been round since 1983 and has been described because the “largest and most respected literary festival in the world“. Whereas comics, graphic novels and manga have hardly ever obtained vital (or constant) billing, their slowly rising standing in British literary circles has helped them grow to be a small a part of the competition’s lineup through the years.
Observe: All programming is in GMT.
Saturday, August 12, 2023
“Two Beano editors do a mega mischief” [Ages 6+ and Families]
13:30-14:30 GMT, in particular person + on-line
“Come be part of the mischief on this interactive session with two Beano comedian editors, Craig Graham and Mike Stirling. Collectively they’re liable for ensuring the whole lot in Beano is as humorous and naughty as attainable! Mike and Craig will reveal their prime ideas for creating laugh-out-loud tales, share jokes from their newest Boomic, Little Menace’s Nice Escape, and take you behind the scenes of Beanotown’s largest secrets and techniques because the comedian celebrates its eighty fifth anniversary this yr.”
Workshop: “Chaos of comic book creation with BHP Comics“ [Ages 8-12]
4:00-5:00 p.m. GMT, in particular person solely
“Create your individual super-duper superheroes on this interactive workshop that examines characters created by Sha Nazir and Gary Chudleigh. The pair of graphic novelists will take you on a enjoyable and super-powerful journey that may go away you heading in the right direction for the beginning. of your individual Marvel Universe”
Friday, August 18, 2023
Workshop: “Twisted Tales with John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs” [Ages 9+]
4:30-5:30 p.m. GMT, in particular person solely
“The graphic novel duo John Chalmers & Sandra Marrs (the artists previously referred to as Metaphrog!) story of a Scottish chieftain who’s accused of being a witch. Be a part of the proficient duo to listen to all about their newest books and attempt to think about plots and characters your self.
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Workshop: “Lizzy Stewart: Illustrated Reading Lists”
22:15-12:15 GMT, in particular person solely
“Lots of people hold an inventory of the books they’ve learn – however why not make an illustrated record? Select your 4 favourite books of the yr and convey pictures of their covers to this hands-on session with illustrator and graphic novelist Lizzy Stewart. It helps you flip them into gorgeous paintings – and leaves you with the instruments to maintain an illustrated report of your books of the yr. Stewart is the writer of a number of books, together with her most up-to-date graphic novel, Alison.
“Horrible Stories 30th Anniversary with Martin Brown” [Ages 8+]
13:30-14:30 GMT, in particular person and on-line
Be a part of illustrator Martin Brown in celebrating 30 horrific years of the world’s best-selling kids’s story collection! worst bits of historical past within the all-new e-book Horrible Histories: The Worst within the World and get some mind-blowing drawing ideas. Enjoyable for the entire household!”
“Alice Oseman: Stopping Hearts” [Ages 12+]
3:15-4:15 p.m. GMT, in particular person solely
“Be a part of Alice Oseman, creator of the worldwide hit Heartstopper, for a really particular conversational occasion. Heartstopper follows Nick and Charlie as they navigate the highs and lows of old flame, college, friendships, popping out and psychological well being. Alice talks in regards to the unimaginable journey of her charming love story: from webcomic to bestselling graphic novel to critically acclaimed Netflix collection. She might even give readers a glimpse of Quantity 5 of Heartstopper!, chaired by writer Benjamin Dean.
Sunday, August 20, 2023
Workshop: “Lizzy Stewart: Introduction to Graphic Storytelling”
10:15 – 12:45 GMT, in particular person solely
“Be a part of graphic novelist and artist Lizzy Stewart – writer of Alison and Strolling Distance – as she walks you thru a collection of inventive strategies for graphic novels. Sharing insights into her personal illustration course of, Stewart will present how begin or proceed your visible storytelling.
“The World of Japanese Spirits with Chie Kutsuwada & Julian Sedgwick” [Ages 12+]
12pm-1pm GMT, in particular person solely
“Do you dare to enter the haunted coronary heart of Japan? Duo of authors and illustrators, Julian Sedgwick and Chie Kutsuwada – creators of Tsunami Woman – invite you into the fascinating world of ghosts and Japanese spirituality. Uncover the legendary yōkai and tsukumogami, from their conventional roots to the current day, and discover out why, even now, unimaginable worlds exist simply past the seen. Then, watch Chie conjure a yōkai manga whereas Julian reads an unique excerpt from 100 Tales from the Tokyo Ghost Café.
Workshop: “Manga Yōkai and Ghosts workshop with Chie Kutsuwada” [Ages 10-14]
2:30-3:30 p.m. GMT and 4:30-5:30 p.m. GMT, in particular person solely
“Be a part of us for a brief introduction to the ghosts and yōkai of Japan, adopted by a drawing workshop the place you may create your individual thoughts with manga creator Chie Kutsuwada. Discover the intriguing and unpredictable world of yōkai and tsukumogami mystical spirits, and convey your individual manga creation to life.
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