Connect with comics

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11:00 - 17:00
Weston Library
Broad Street
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Blackwell Hall

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Join us on a journey that charts the evolution of the British Comic, from the innocent humour of childhood classics to the subversive wit of Watchmen and V for Vendetta. With curator mini talks and a talk by Sydney Padua, the graphic novelist behind The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, discover how writers and illustrators have changed the way we see the once humble comic book.

11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm: Find out more about the display with mini curator talks.
11am-4pm: Meet staff from Inky Fingers Comics and discover some of their best-sellers.
11am-2pm: Create your own one-page collage comic strip.
2pm-4pm: help us collate and print a collaborative comic to take home.
4pm-5pm: Sydney Padua will be talking about the collage of text and image, fact and fiction, research and imagination, in her graphic novel The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage. Tickets for this event must be booked in advance via Oxford Literary Festival.
Accompanies the display British comics: Frame by Frame, in Blackwell Hall, Weston Library.