Jed Falby & Paul Gravett

From Micky Mouse to Maus: How Comics Became Graphic Novels
Friday 18 September 2015
4.30pm | Public Hall | Tickets: £9 Adult | £3 Child (under 16 yrs)
Box office: tel 01395 445275 | Festival bookings are now closed

Jed Falby, Le Train de Michel

There’s much more to comics today than meets the eye. Their range of stories and subjects has expanded remarkably as graphic novels, comics in book form to read and re-read. A turning point came in 1992, when Maus, Art Spiegelman’s biography of his parents’ survival of Auschwitz, became the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize. Since then, Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan won the Guardian First Novel Award and Mary and Bryan Talbot’s Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes scooped the 2012 Costa Biography Prize. Your guides to enjoying this fascinating medium are Jed Falby and Paul Gravett.

Jed Falby is a Budleigh based artist and cartoonist. He worked as an aerial photographer for the RAF and honed his drawing and observational skills whilst working on animation and commercial film productions in Canada, the US and France. His debut graphic novel, Le Train de Michel, tells the true story of French Resistance hero, Michael Holland.

Paul Gravett is Co-curator of The British Library’s exhibition Comics Unmasked, author of Comics Art and editor of 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die.

Online booking will be available on Friday 24th July, commencing 5pm.
The Festival Box Office opens on Monday 27th July 2015.

Online Bookings – Friday 24th July, from 5pm.
Friends Priority Bookings (in person & by post) – Monday 20th July 2015, from 10am.
General Bookings (in person & by post) – Monday 27th July 2015, from 10am.

Jed Falby, Le Train De Michel