Friday 26 January
In the spirit of the creative happenings of the sixties, Brighton Arts Lab is a new bi-monthly event, serving up performances, spoken word, workshops, film and exhibitions. Each event is themed around different aspects of creativity.
The Lab aims to be inclusive, offering opportunities for local artists and performers to collaborate through our events, and for audiences to be entertained, stimulated and challenged.
Please get in touch via our Facebook Page to suggest future themes and to let us know if you have ideas for how you might like to contribute to one of our events.
Brighton Arts Lab is in partnership with Phoenix Brighton and is curated by Catalyst Club host, author and podcaster, David Bramwell.
An evening exploring the comic scene, with comics writer and artist Hannah Berry, Chris Parkinson on the politics of Tin Tin and a practical workshop, ’How Comics Work’ with Tim Pilcher.
The independent comics scene is one of the most vibrant and diverse grass-roots art movements in the UK of the last decade. This evening of curated work and events aims to give newcomers a chance to explore and experience this exciting movement for themselves through workshops, talks, exhibitions and a panel discussion from comic book creators and enthusiasts Hannah Berry, Tim Pilcher, Chris Parkinson and Ottilie Hainsworth.
In her own words: Hannah Berry
Hannah gives a frank talk on her work and how she makes a living (or not) in the comics world, and all the weird and wonderful doors it has unlocked over the years.
Hannah Berry is a comics writer and artist, a regular writer and artist. She is the author of three solo graphic novels - LIVESTOCK, ADAMTINE and BRITTEN & BRÜLIGHTLY - and has contributed to numerous collaborative projects, festivals and exhibitions around the world.
1 Hour Workshop: How Comics Work Tim Pilcher
Based on his and Dave Gibbons’ bestselling book of the same name, Tim Pilcher will guide you through the various stages of comics creation, from plotting, scripting and writing; through to pencils, inks, colours and lettering, in order to help you tell your own stories sequentially. Aimed at artists and writers who already tell stories but want to explore this medium in a deeper way. Afterwards, if you are already working on a project and are looking for feedback, bring it along and benefit from 25 years of editorial experience.
Tim has 25 years experience in the comics industry as a writer and editor for DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint and running Humanoids UK. He was the writers’ mentor and editor of Brighton: The Graphic Novel and is author of over 15 books on comics, including the bestselling Erotic Comics: A Graphic History and, most recently, How Comics Work, with Dave (Watchmen) Gibbons.
Great snakes! The politics of Tintin Chris Parkinson
From Catholic propagandist to leader of a bloodless revolution, the politics of Tintin and his creator Herge span half a century of global turmoil. A voyage into the social and political developments of these two famous Belgians, via telepathy, historiography and mustard.
Chris Parkinson is a poet and writer from Brighton. His favourite pattern is stripes. His favourite Tintin book is The Castafiore Emerald.
Panel discussion: How NOT to do Comics!
Hannah, Tim and Ottilie discuss their careers and the traps and pitfalls they learned to avoid on their careers to becoming successful graphic novelists. Whether they are creative stumbles or simply discovering how the comics publishing world, benefit from their experience and learn how not to make the same mistakes!