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Our guests on Monday 23 February are Brian Bennett and Jimmy Pearson, who are responsible for Cogs and Claws. These two excellent creators will be interviewed by Alex Fitch at around 7.30.
Just before them we'll hear a few words from playwright and actor, Doug Devaney who's helping run an online auction of art from some of our network of artists for the charity BOAT, in aid of building a new outdoor theatre venue in Brighton.
As usual, we are in the excellent Cricketers, Black Lion St, Brighton, from 6 onward, with the added benefit of free sandwiches! We will not be in our usual room this time however, we are meeting instead in the Ripper Room.
Alex Fitch's latest Cartoon County interviews online are
Henny Beaumont and Matilda Tristram are both authors of graphic memoirs at times funny, always moving, and sometimes very shocking. Probably Nothing is an account of Matilda's discovery that she had cancer whilst she was pregnant, and Hole in the Heart – as yet a work in progress – is the story of Henny’s daughter Beth, who has Down’s Syndrome.
Join them in conversation with Panel Borders' host Alex Fitch on Monday 24th November, upstairs at The Cricketers, Black Lion Street, Brighton, BN1 1ND. Interviews start at 7.30pm but we meet from 6pm until late: join us when you can – all welcome.
So did YOU go to the Lakes? How was it for you? Or did you go to MCM Expo in London this weekend? Or both? Or are you on your way back from Belfast Comic Con? Are you going to Eastbourne Wyntercon? Come and share your stories, bring some of the comics you picked up, and chat about forthcoming cons and pros... Tonight from 6pm at the Cricketers, Black Lion St, Brighton - open to all.
At this month's Cartoon County on Monday 29 September we are hosting a talk with Dan Locke and Laura Malacart about their graphic novel project on autism. This is yet another example of the continuing and growing uses of graphic storytelling in detailing and describing a wide variety of subjects in fact rather than fiction - this time on the widely-misunderstood condition of autism. This terrific work will be on show and discussed in a recorded conversation with Dan and Laura, which will start at 7.30, under the expert management of Alex Fitch. All welcome at The Cricketers, Black Lion Street, Brighton, from 6pm until late. Read more about the project on the YES! blog.
Now you see it, now you don’t. Twelve of Brighton’s brightest graphic novelists strip off in five minutes to show you how they use their kit, and what they’re using it for, as part of Brighton Digital Festival.
Cartoon County, the Sussex Association of Cartoonists and Comic Strip Artists hosts comics entertainment courtesy of Nicola Streeten, Hannah Eaton, Nye Wright, Ian Williams, Dan Locke, Hannah Berry, Paul Collicutt, Patrice Aggs, Joe Decie, Muna Al-Jawad, Sally Jane Hurst and compered by Cartoon County's erstwhile interviewer Fraser Geesin. Conducted in association with local publisher Myriad Editions. Tips for aspiring sequential story-tellers – you know who you are. Presenters have been asked to submit around ten images each, and to show and tell on the topic of their choice, or latest work-in-progress, with a digital twist in homage to the festival. Please join us: it's free, and fun.