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Contemporary Comics - Panel Discussion

When:

Thu 21 Jun 2018, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Where: Te Ahumairangi Ground Floor, National Library, cnr Molesworth & Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Joan McCracken

Come and listen to 3 Wellington-based comics artists talk about their work and contemporary practice.

Giselle Clarkson, Jem Yoshioka, and Tara Black are accomplished artists with diverse styles and fascinating perspectives on the contemporary comics scene.

About the speakers:
Jem Yoshioka is an award winning comic artist and illustrator from Wellington, New Zealand.
http://jemshed.com/

Giselle Clarkson is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist based in Wellington. She has a comic strip about children’s books published monthly on The Sapling and has created non-fiction comics about science and conservation for Auckland Zoo, Forest & Bird, The NZ School Journal and others.

Her first picture book Secret World of Butterflies, a collaboration with author Courtney Sina Meredith and Auckland Museum, was released in May 2018.

Tara Black makes comics. Tara aims to wear at least three types of pattern in an outfit and can recite Pi to an underwhelming, 10 decimal places. She live illustrates book events for Booksellers NZ as well as making comics about otter-dogs, dead literary heroes who haunt teachers, and book dragons. You can find these things on her website, ablackart.com, but not Pi.

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