Co-author of the graphic novel ‘Peterloo: Witness to a Massacre’, Polyp’s latest project is ‘PAINE: A Fantastical Visual Biography’, a vividly illustrated book about the astonishing life and ideas of 18th-century freethinker and revolutionary Thomas Paine who, despite having triggered the American War of Independence, and pioneered the concept of Human Rights, has been whitewashed out of popular history.
Polyp will read extracts from the book and explain why he chose such an unusual narrative and visual style. And aspiring artists and graphic novelists will be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at how the vivid images in the book were created.
NEW DATE: Thursday 20th April
FREE – limited space; reserve online, or sign up in the Library.