Graphic Brighton 2016

Activity: EventsConference


2016's Graphic Brighton festival and conference took place at the University of Brighton City Campus on 9th and 10th December, with the theme of war comics and graphic novels about wartime resistance. Guests talking about their work included Dave McKean, Bryan and Mary Talbot, Kate Evans, Ben Dickson, plus the editors and the creators of “Brighton’s Graphic War” plus many more.

On Friday 9th December there was an academic conference in the University’s building on Edward Street, with talks by Irish cartoonist Fionnula Doran, broadcast journalist Alex Fitch, and Justin Wadlow, curator of the French comics festival Les Rendez-vous de la Bande Dessinée d’Amiens.

Friday evening and all day Saturday were public events; and on the Saturday in the University Main Building on Grand Parade, these included a Manga workshop run by Inko and Chie Kutsawada, a discussion of New Internationalist’s comic book anthologies, Bryan Talbot, Jaime Huxtable and Chris Geary exploring how they make their comics, and an ‘on stage’ interview with Dave McKean about his book Black Dog – the Dreams of Paul Nash.
Period9 Dec 201610 Dec 2016
Event typeConference
LocationBrighton, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • war comics
  • graphic novels
  • manga
  • History
  • political cartoons