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Weekly Edition - Published  25 January 2016


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Watchmen's writer Dave Gibbonscomes heading to Liverpool's WoW Fest 2016!

LIVERPOOL'S Writing on the Wall is about to welcome Dave Gibbons, the UK's 1st Comics Laureate to WoWFest2016. Dave, best known for his work with Alan Moore, in creating the legendary:- 'Watchmen' graphic novels, that became 1 of the biggest selling graphic novels of all time. Regarded as 1 of the world's most talented Sci-Fi comic artists, Dave Gibbons' numerous creations include the characters:- 'American Belle', 'Green Man', 'Rorsach' and 'Nite Owl'. He has contributed to many iconic comics and graphic novels including:- 'Doctor Who', '2000AD', Batman, Green Lantern, and his own graphic novel:- 'The Originals', featuring hover scooter riding:- 'Mods and Rockers'. His most recent collaborations include the graphic novel:- 'Kingsman - The Secret Service', that is also now a major feature film, starring Samuel L. Jackson, and Masks, with Gillian Flynn, author of the global bestseller 'Gone Girl'. Described by Author Lev Grossman as:- "a genius" in 'Time' magazine, and also as:- "1 of the major comic book artists of the 21st Century, or the 20th, or really any other century you care to name." Dave will be talking about his career to date, his inspirations, and how to practically develop creative ideas and bring them to life on the page.

Co-Director of Writing on the Wall, Madeline Heneghan says:- "it's a real coup for Writing on the Wall to welcome Dave Gibbons as one of the most prolific comic book illustrators in the world to WoW Fest 2016. We're delighted that Dave will be sharing his knowledge of the comic book world with our Liverpool audience."

Established in 2000, Writing on the Wall is part of the National Arts Portfolio and is the longest standing literature festival in Liverpool and is an important part of the cultural landscape of the North West. Writing on the Wall will be celebrating its 17th Festival which will run for the whole of May 2016 and typically culminates around 35 events.

WoW Fest 2016 hosts local, national and international writers, performers, artists and commentators whose work provokes controversy and debate. We are unique in that we provide the opportunity to both high profile national and international guests as well as local talent and communities to promote and share their own writing, art and talent. Writing on the Wall celebrates writing in all its forms including:- literature, creative writing, journalism and non fiction, poetry, songwriting, and storytelling.

For more information, please visit the festival's website.  Also if you want to attended this and see 'From Watchmen to Kingsman - A Night with Dave Gibbons.' It will take place on 5 May 2016, at 7pm, at The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX. Ticket Price:- £8/£5 and can also be obtained The Bluecoat or on the festival's website.

Watch this space for more exciting festival announcements to come over the next few weeks…


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