Live radio discussion about Graphic Novels – Tuesday 13th February 10am-12noon
W will be doing another live radio broadcast from the bookshop with radio warwickshire! This time we will be talking about Graphic Novels. We’ll be joined by Julian Sedgwick
, one of our favourite and best-selling authors. In addition to his excellent Ghost of Shanghai series, he also creates Graphic Novels – Dark Satanic Mills was written jointly with his brother, Marcus and illustrated by John Higgins and Mark Oliver.
In England today we are lagging WAY behind other countries in our appreciation of Graphic Novels as a powerful art form in their own right. Even our own Book Trust tends to use language about Graphic Novels that suggests that first and foremost they are ideal for reluctant readers and those who can’t cope with a ‘proper book’! Meanwhile in France, America, East Asia and most other European Countries, they are taken seriously as part of mainstream reading for both adults and kids. We need to change our language and take a proper look at the incredible range of Graphic Novels being published today.
If you’d like to join in the conversation live on air, pop in on Tuesday 13th Feb between 10am and 12noon!
We’ll post a podcast of the broadcast too after.