Join us for the February 2023
Online Global Monthly
MONDAY 13 February 2023 19:00 London
Chaired by Lou Crosby
Rumi Hara (illustrator/cartoonist) talks about her short story collection that explores a new kind of Americana, The Peanutbutter Sisters and Other American Stories (Drawn & Quarterly, 2022). www.rumihara.com, IG @rumi.hara
Last month, the non-profit comic anthology wellbeing resource ‘Mental Health for Creative Freelancers’ launched. But what did its creators Hannah Berry and Graham Johnson @mistergjohnson hope to achieve, and why? And how would they spend nearly two years doing that?
Hannah Berry is a comics creator, writer, cartoonist and illustrator, author of three occasionally award-winning graphic novels with Jonathan Cape – LIVESTOCK, ADAMTINE and BRITTEN & BRÜLIGHTLY – and contributor to a myriad of publications from 2000AD to the NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE. In 2018 she was inducted as a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was the 2019-21 UK Comics Laureate. She is a founding committee member of the Society of Authors’ Comics Creators Network, which everyone should join. Her website is hannahberry.co.uk, and she is @streakofpith on Twitter and Instagram.
Clio Isadora is a London based illustrator, raised in Manchester and the North East. Her first published graphic novel Sour Pickles (Avery Hill Publishing 2021) is a semi-autobiographical tale about the despair and hilarity in seeming to be the only one you know who is woefully unprepared for the rest of your life.
She makes risograph prints alongside self-publishing comics. Her work draws heavily on her own experiences and explores themes of class, race and intergenerational trauma through deadpan humour. Insta – @clioisadora