Monday, 18 October 2010

IMPRINT FESTIVAL COMMISSION AND AUTHOR VISIT

We're delighted to announce that we have been commissioned to do the illustration for IMPRINT BOOK FESTIVAL 2010!

We were honoured and excited to be asked to produce an illustration for the Imprint book festival, and wanted to create an image that tried to capture the electrifying and thrilling possibilities of books.



The festival will run from November 8th to November 23rd, and will host many interesting talks.

Our own graphic novel workshop will be on November 8th from 17.30 at the Burns Monumnet Centre in Kilmarnock. Free but ticketed.

Imprint says:

2010 sees the 4th year of Imprint, East Ayrshire's book festival, and another inspiring and entertaining week lies ahead.

One of the most exciting developments this year is the collaboration with Metaphrog, Glasgow-based graphic novelists, who have designed this year's cover illustration. Metaphrog have received multiple award nominations and critical acclaim worldwide and we are delighted to have worked with them for Imprint.

The festival kicks off with author, actor and tv presenter Sandi Toksvig – guaranteeing to get Imprint off to a flying start. We can also look forward to another packed programme full of best-selling authors and poets with highlights including Tom Leonard, ‘The Two Sides of the Pass' event where poetry and visual art combine and a whisky-themed finale. Imprint has become an eagerly anticipated highlight in Ayrshire's cultural diary and we look forward to welcoming you throughout the week.


Bookings and info: http://www.imprintfestival.co.uk

Friday, 15 October 2010

October Author Visits 2010

There's lots happening this autumn. We're just about to start a new wave of author visits and are continuing to promote our new graphic novel Louis - Night Salad!

Well, in fact, it all really started in September. After a summer jam-packed with illustration deadlines and working preparing for the release of our book, we visited one of our favourite North American comic conventions, SPX. We had the pleasure of sharing a panel on Comics for Younger Readers, with Aaron Renier, Raina Telgemeier and Drew Weing, chaired by Johanna Draper Carlson.

Back in the UK, we're going to embark on a series of comic workshops at Shout About Books in Lancashire, before heading to the London Print Studio for the opening party of That's Novel! Lifting Comics from the Page!!!, the exciting new graphic novel exhibition curated by Paul Gravett. Can't wait to see it all! We're so thrilled to be part of it!

We'll be bouncing up and down the country in fact, as we'll be visiting the Isle of Lewis for comic workshops at the Nicolson Institute and An Lanntair Arts Centre before going to Hawick where we are delivering a talk and workshop at the Eildon Tree Festival celebrating 10 years of the magazine!

We'll post our November schedule here soon.

To view our full calendar of events please visit: www.metaphrog.com/events

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Exhibition at the London Print Studio

We're delighted to announce that we will be part of That's Novel! ...Lifting Comics from the Page!!! the new exhibition curated by Paul Gravett at the London Print Studio.

Original pages from Louis - Night Salad will be on display, and previously unpublished, limited edition prints will be available along with signed copies of Louis - Night Salad.

The exhibition will also feature work from Charlie Adlard, Savage Pencil, Carlos Nine, Darryl Cunningham among many others (please see flyer).

'Discover the latest, greatest and up-to-datest in comics by leading international innovators and the British cutting Edge'



Opening party: October 21nd 2010 6pm-9pm
Show runs from October 22nd until December 18th 2010