Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 6:30 pm – Wednesday, 26 June 2019 at 8:45 pm

Laydeez do Comics, Manchester

Date: Wednesday 26th June 2019

Time: 6.30pm (prompt) – 8.45pm (approx.)

Location: Room G34, Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University, M15 6BH

Tickets: Free - Available on Eventbrite

ALL WELCOME (mixed event)

Join us for our first Laydeez do Comics event in Manchester in conjunction with International Graphics Novel and Comics Conference at Manchester Metropolitan University. The night promises an LDC special.

SPEAKERS – 4 short illustrated talks

Rachael Ball - cartoonist/ illustrator – author of ‘The Inflatable Woman’ (Bloomsbury, 2015) which was Guardian Best Graphic Novel 2015. Rachael will be talking about her second graphic novel, WOLF (Self Made Hero, 2018) and her current project, a third graphic novel ‘The Patsy Papers’. This is based on her experiences of teaching in secondary schools; a political satire which spotlights the effect of austerity and poor management on British schools. She also teaches children’s book and graphic novel courses at the House of Illustration and at The Art Academy. London LDC.

Shromona Das - artist & researcher currently pursuing my Mphil thesis on feminist and queer graphic narratives at, JNU, India. Talking about her work including #MeToo in India a call out to her abusers in her powerful first graphic narrative. Huffington Post Article

Sarah Lightman - artist, academic, curator, editor and writer. Talking about her new graphic memoir

‘Book of Sarah’ (Myriad Editions). This is a deeply subversive autobiography set in the Jewish heartlands of north west London, that questions religion, family, motherhood and what it takes to be an artist.

Sarah has a PhD in women’s autobiographical comics and is co-founder of Laydeez Do Comics.

With a short intro to LDC “Me and Laydeez do Comics: What next and why” from:

Nicola Streeten - speaker, writer and drawer of comics. Her graphic memoir Billy, Me & You (Myriad Editions, 2011) is about her process of bereavement.

Nicola co-founded and directs the international forum Laydeez do Comics in 2009 PhD on feminist cartoons and comics in Britain which informed her co-editing of The Inking Woman (Myriad Editions, 2018) the first documented history of women’s cartooning in Britain.

Hosted by Lou Crosby - Laydeez do Comics, Leeds &

About The International Graphics Novel conference

The International Graphics Novel conference will take place at Manchester Metropolitan University from 24th to 28th June 2019. Our theme this year is Storyworlds and Transmedia Universes. Visit our website for further information.

Organising Committee:

Joan Ormrod:
Matthew Screech:
David Huxley
Chris Murray
Julia Round
Laurence Grove

The Wednesday will be a public and pracitioner day, which all are welcome to attend. To see our full day schedule, please click here.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to disability equality. If you have any access requirements, please let us know via 0161 247 6740 or email us at before you arrive to help us to make sure that your visit to the event is as enjoyable as possible.

For more information, please contact:

Lucy Simpson ·

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