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