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How to Create and Publish a Graphic Novel: A Guardian Masterclass

3 July 2014

Later this month, we’re bringing together some of the finest experts and creators in the business for a Guardian Masterclass in graphic novel creation. This in-depth, full-day seminar will cover everything you need to know about the art of the graphic novel, from developing an idea to pitching to publishers. It’s happening on Sunday 27th July, and tickets are available here.

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Graphic novel guru Paul Gravett, co-curator of the British Library’s Comics Unmasked exhibition, kicks the day off with a history of the graphic novel art form, introducing key texts and exploring the possibilities offered by this unique medium. Novelist Toby Litt, writer on the brilliant Vertigo series Dead Boy Detectives, will lead a session on writing for comics. Guardian cartoonist Steven Appleby, who collaborated with Black Francis and Josh Frank on The Good Inn, will demonstrate how to bring a project to life through drawing. And finally, Karrie Fransman, creator of the The House that Groaned and many other fine comics, will discuss ways to find a publisher for your work, and how to pitch. It’ll be a laid-back, engaging affair – and there’ll be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.

The event takes place on Sunday 27th July, 10am-4pm. Venue: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. Price: £99 (including lunch and refreshments).

For more info and to book tickets, click here. We look forward to seeing you there!