European comic art is known as the “ninth art” with 100+ years of tradition. There are many different styles and techniques, and comics publishing keeps changing as it touches upon multiples fields of visual arts. European comics are so celebrated that the Louvre recently gave space for a retrospective on the history of modern comic art, graphic novels and bande dessinée. This workshop will provide Australian comics creators with knowledge about the European publishing scene, as well as how to create opportunities to find professional work.
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Thomas Campi is an award-winning Italian graphic novelist who now resides in Sydney, Australia. Thomas has been drawing comics for over 15 years, and his work has been published in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Brazil, and Korea by publishers such as Sergio Bonelli Editore (Italy), Ediciones La Cúpula, LeLombard (France-Belgium), Dupuis (France-Belgium), Munhakdongne (Korea), amongst others. His latest graphic novel Les Larmes De Seigneur Afghan, script by the RTBF (National Belgian Television) reporter Pascale Bourgaoux and Vincent Zabus, which was published for Dupuis Editions, has just been awarded the Cognito Prize as Best Documentary Graphic Novel at the Belgium Book Fair. The book has also just been nominated as Best Reporting in Comics for the Prix France Info. In May 2014 Thomas received the International Spectrum Fantastic Art 21 Gold Comic Award. His last solo exhibition was “Les Petites Gens” at the Comic Strip Center of Brussels, Belgium. He is currently working on a new graphic novel in collaboration with Vincent Zabus, which will be published in the Aire Libre Graphic Novel Collection of Dupuis Editions.
Date: Saturday 20 February 2016
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Room 3 – Novotel Canberra, 65 Northbourne Ave, Civic ACT 2600
(02) 6245 5000
Format: Workshop – face to face
Audience Age: 15+
Category: Entrepreneurial Development
Level: Emerging, developing and established comics creators
Materials to Bring: Pen, pencil, sketchbook, notebook, and / or computer to take notes
Please book through the ACAF website at – http://www.acaf.com.au/product/breaking-into-european-comics/