SYP Event: Comic Books & Graphic Novels in the Digital Age

SYP Event: Comic Books & Graphic Novels in the Digital Age
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 1:00pm

This just in from the very kind folk of the Society of Young Publishers Oxford:



8th February 2012

Venue: Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford University Press, OX2 6DP

Drinks from 6.30pm, Speakers at 7.00pm

Taking on some of the most talked-about issues facing the publishing industry as a whole, our first event of 2012 will be a fascinating look at how comics and graphic novels have fared in the digital age. In the US, digital comic sales have doubled over the past 6 months, with many commentators suggesting the potential of this perennially popular genre to be one of the most lucrative and innovative areas of digital publishing.

Are comics and graphic novels the perfect medium for making the most of tablet technology? Will digitisation revitalise the comics industry? And what threats will attend these dramatic changes?

Come along on the 28th February for an insider view on the developments and future direction of the comics & graphic novels industry from our two fantastic speakers.

Ross Fraser comes to us from The Phoenix, a brand-new, beautiful and hilarious weekly children’s comic recently born in Oxford, and he’s more than happy to lecture on the commercial aspects of the digital future of comics and graphic novels.

With him, we are also lucky enough to have Ernesto Priego, the co-founder and coordinating editor of The Comics Grid, an online journal of comics scholarships, who will be approaching the topic from a more academic standpoint.

This event is free for SYP members and only £4 for non-members.

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