Professor Matthew J. A. Green of English Literature at The University of Nottingham, to give the man his full title, has being academic researcher and collaborator on both my graphic-novel projects so far (The Tale of Brin & Bent and Minno Marylebone, and HOAX).
We’ve batted so many documents back and forth over the past couple of years, flitted hither and thither to various conferences and talks, and become firm friends in the process. So I was quite surprised to realise this morning that the Prof’s never actually been round.
A frantic bout of tidying later, and I can tell you the reason that Prof Matt is coming to stay is because we’re heading across the hills tonight to speak at Laydeez Do Comics Leeds.
Hosted by the very impressive Louise Crosby, it looks set to be yet another Laydeez smash, so if you can make it then please come along.
Here’s the line-up...
Dr Ian Hague:
Academic and director of Comics Forum. Author of Comics and the Senses: A Multi-sensory Approach to Comics and Graphic Novels. Talking about his research into the ways comics stimulate all 5 senses and are challenge the idea that comics are purely visual in nature.
Louise Crosby & Clare Shaw:
Illustrator and poet. Poetry performance and a talk about their collaboration Seeing Poetry: Poetry in Words and Comics.
Ravi Thornton & Dr Matt Green:
Ravi is a award winning cross-media writer whose work includes the debut graphic novel The Tale Of Brin & Bent and Minno Marylebone. Ravi will be speaking about her present project HOAX My Lonely Heart a musical stage performance, and HOAX Psychosis Blues a graphic novel.
Matt is an academic from University of Nottingham who edited Alan Moore and the Gothic Tradition. He is working with Ravi on several projects. He will be speaking about this and the gothic tradition in comics.
31st March 2014
Starts 6.30pm prompt, ends 9.15pm (approx)
£1.50 All welcome (mixed event)
23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds, LS2 7EQ