Borders based comic book artist and writer, Chris Kent, will pay a visit to Kirkliston Library on 12th December. The session will provide a great insight into the world of graphic novels and an opportunity to pick up tips on creating comic book art.
Chris launched his career working in a studio team producing the comic book adaptations of the Shakespeare classics Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest and went on to illustrate for publishers such as Michael Joseph and Usborne Books. In 2009 he set up Graphite Fiction, a new publisher for graphic novels through which he published the acclaimed Medusa.
“The style of the Medusa is quite influenced by film,” says Chris, “I like things like Pan’s Labyrinth – magic realism, I suppose – but I also wanted to do something hard-edged where you’re pulled into a story where you’re not quite sure where you’re going. The character in Medusa is kind of haunted… so hopefully the reader will be discovering things along with him.”
Chris’ next book Golem will be appearing shortly.
To book tickets call 0131 529 5510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kirkliston Library, Wednesday 12th December, 5.45-7.45pm