Our second event is a signing with cartoonists who have worked on strips for The Guardian. We’ll have Krent Able, Simone Lia, Stephen Collins and Tom Gauld. The signing will be from 3-4pm on Saturday, May 7th.
Krent Able is a comic artist and illustrator based in London. He first started making comics for The Stool Pigeon music magazine, and the work was collected in the Big Book Of Mischief from Knockabout Books. He has exhibited in The Vice Illustration Show and at the Comics Unmasked exhibition. Krent’s ever-unflinching comics and illustrations have also appeared in the NME, and VICE. He recently featured in the Guardian ‘Strip Club’ section
Simone Lia is a graphic novelist and comic artist. She has a weekly strip in the Observer ‘Things That I’ve Learned’ and has also had a strip in The Independent on Sunday. Lia has authored several graphic novels, Fluffy, the story of a bunny in denial, and Please God, Find Me A Husband!. She also regularly works and exhibits with the Jealous Gallery. She has her first children’s book coming out with Walker Books this year.
Stephen Collins has had a weekly comic in The Guardian Weekend magazine since 2011, described as a ‘weekly dose of stupid stuff and hopefully lots of animals’. A ‘best of’ the strips has been collected in Some Comics By Stephen Collins. In 2013 he published his début graphic novel, The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil, which was short-listed for the Waterstones Book Of The Year award and an Eisner Award.
Tom Guald draws a weekly strip in the Guardian newspaper called ‘Cultural Cartoons’ that takes a sideways look at cultural life. He also has done a weekly strip for the New Scientist magazine. He does work with The New Yorker, The Believer, The New York Times, and Granta. He is the author of graphic novels Goliath, You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack and the forthcoming Mooncop.
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