Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Dave Gibbons to be UK's First Comics Laureate

Dave Gibbons, best-selling graphic novelist, is to become the first Comics Laureate from February 2015.  His work includes Watchmen (with Alan Moore), which you can borrow from the War Memorial Library, as well as 2000AD and Doctor Who.

The announcement was made on 17th October at the launch of the new charity Comics Literacy Awareness (CLAw) at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. The purpose of the role is to champion children’s literacy through school visits, training events for school staff and education conferences.  It is to be appointed every two years to a comics writer or artist in recognition of their outstanding achievement in the field.

We have a growing collection of graphic novels in the War Memorial and Discovery Libraries, including graphic novel versions of Charlie Higson and Eoin Colfer books, Manga versions of Darren Shan and James Patterson novels and Marvel Comic graphic novels.

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