Comics Laureate Hannah Berry will be in Lancaster next week, as a guest of Lancaster University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences talk series – a free event taking place at the Cavendish Colloquium on campus, that should prove an evening to remember on Monday 11th November.
Discussing her comics and graphic novel journeys with Lancaster University FASS staff and graphic novels and comics hub ReOPeN Directors Dr Natasa Lackovic (Educational Research) and Dr Andy Tate (English and Creative Writing), the talk includes gems related to Hannah’s books, which include Adamtine (2012), a mystery noir thriller, and Livestock (2017), a futuristic socio-political satire.
Also discussed will be women in illustration and art, Hannah’s role as comics ambassador, the role of graphic novels and graphic art in education, public life and communication.
A talk that will be of interest to a wide audience and open to all, book a free ticket as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Hannah Berry is an award-winning graphic novelist, comics creator, writer, illustrator, editorial gun-for-hire and UK Comics Laureate 2019-21. In 2018 she was inducted as a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and became the slightly grander ‘Hannah Berry FRSL’.
Her first graphic novel Britten & Brülightly, begun while studying illustration at the University of Brighton, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2008. It has subsequently been published in the United States, Italy, Holland, France and Serbia, with the French edition chosen for the official selection of the 2010 Angoulême International Comics Festival. Her second graphic novel, Adamtine, was published in 2012 and her third, Livestock, in 2017, both by Jonathan Cape and both to a pleasing amount of critical acclaim. (Livestock was nominated in the Best Graphic Novel and Best Writer categories at the 2017 Broken Frontier Awards, winning the Best Writer Award).
Other credits include a monthly cartoon strip for Prospect and contributions to several comics publications and projects internationally, including We Shall Fight Until We Win (404 Ink & BHP Comic, UK 2018), 2000AD , Hoax: Psychosis Blues (Ziggy’s Wish, UK 2014), and wrote the Sentinels reboot as part of the 2017 Scream & Misty special.
A regular guest of art, literature and comics festivals in the UK and around the world, her artwork has been exhibited in solo and collective exhibitions worldwide.
• An Evening with Comics Laureate Hannah Berry: gripping stories for our time… 6.00 – 7.30pm Monday 11th November 2019 the Cavendish Colloquium, Lancaster University. Tickets are free – available here on Eventbrite – but registration is essential
• For more about Lancaster University’s graphic novels and comics hub ReOPeN, visit: wp.lancs.ac.uk/reopen