We have joined forces with the Edinburgh Comic Art Fair, which this year takes place in the Book Festival Village. Our Stripped programme celebrates comics and graphic novels in style. Authors and artists from around the world bring pictures and performance to the Book Festival. With strong links to our Freedom theme, we explore the Middle East, Marx and women’s rights and writing. Across the children’s and adult programme, we bring you stories and entertainment in glorious colour.

A Graphic Novel of Women

Equality is Not Won

Saturday 11 August 13:45 - 14:45

To mark the 100th anniversary of votes for (some) women, indie publisher 404 Ink have collaborated with BHP Comics on We Shall Fight Until We Win, a graphic novel highlighting the achievements of British women in public life over 100 years. Those behind...

Edinburgh Comic Art Fair

Meet the Creators and Makers

Sunday 12 August 10:00 - 17:00

A vibrant and inspiring gathering of over 40 comics authors and artists, taking place at the Principal Hotel in Charlotte Square, just across the road from the Book Festival Entrance Tent. Whether you're a graphic novel novice or a life-long comics fan,...

Nicola Streeten

She Thinks, She Inks

Sunday 12 August 11:00 - 12:00

As co-founder of international comics network Laydeez do Comics, Nicola Streeten is well-placed as an authority on the history of women comics writers. In her new book, The Inking Woman, Streeten celebrates 250 years of British women cartoon and comics...
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Create Your Own Comics

With Edinburgh Comic Art Festival

Sunday 12 August 13:30 - 14:15

Tom Gauld & Hamish Steele

Talk of the Toon

Sunday 12 August 13:45 - 14:45

Witty entertainment is one driving force behind Tom Gauld and Hamish Steele’s cartoons. In Gauld’s Baking with Kafka, he poses questions that no one would have thought to ask, like can exploding e-cigarettes find a place in thrillers? And what was...