Stripped 2017

Stripped 2017

Comics, graphic novels and the writers and illustrators who create them are the focus of our popular Stripped strand. From marking 40 years of the iconic comic 2000AD to making Scotland’s dystopian future, and from social satire to scientific desire, these events showcase the power of the picture to translate our world. Our series of events includes creators from France and New Zealand and artists including Hannah Berry, David Bishop, Sarah Laing and Neill Cameron. Where better to discover the joys of comics and graphic novels this August?

Metaphrog: The Little Mermaid

Age 8-12

Monday 14 August 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Popular graphic novelist duo Metaphrog present The Little Mermaid, a beautifully illustrated new version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic. Learn how they turn well-known tales into graphic novels and watch in awe as they recreate some of their...

David Bishop & Steve MacManus

How a Comic Book Icon Rose to the Top

Tuesday 15 August 8:15pm - 9:15pm

For anyone with even the merest interest in comic books, the story of 2000AD is an essential part of their education. David Bishop and Steve MacManus have been editors of the publication in very different eras and are in a privileged position to discuss...

Mathieu Burniat & Thibault Damour

The World of Quantum Physics as a Graphic Novel

Saturday 19 August 2:15pm - 3:15pm

Dubbed as ‘Tintin meets Brian Cox’, Mysteries of the Quantum Universe gets its head round the mind-bending world of quantum physics in a graphic novel which took France by storm. The authors, Mathieu Burniat (graphic illustrator) and Thibault Damour...

Hannah Berry & Sarah Laing

Graphic Novels of Influential Women

Sunday 20 August 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Katherine Mansfield was the only writer of whom Virginia Woolf was jealous. The New Zealand icon, who died from tuberculosis at the age of 34, is brought to vivid life through Sarah Laing’s new graphic novel memoir. Hannah Berry’s Livestock is a...

David Baillie & Rob Davis

Comic Capers of a Deadly Kind

Tuesday 22 August 8:15pm - 9:15pm

A must for fans of dark graphic novel fantasies. David Baillie has set his Red Thorn series in a modern-day Glasgow which is fuelled by Scottish mythology and characters who make some bad decisions. Rob Davis follows up award-winning The Motherless Oven...

Debi Gliori & Pam Smy: Grey Area

Age 12+

Saturday 26 August 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Debi Gliori shares her experience of depression in the beautiful Night Shift, while in Thornhill Pam Smy builds an emotional connection between two people separated by time but drawn together by place. Meet these two exceptional illustrators and learn...