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Writing graphic novels and comics

Date: Tuesday 21 March, online/zoom

Time: 16:00-16:50 UK time

Location: online/zoom – register below

Join this free event with our celebrity guest speakers, who will be presenting on their work and taking part in a Q&A.

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John Harris Dunning is a South African born comics creator and journalist who has written for The Guardian, The Financial Times, GQ, Esquire and other publications. He's written several graphic novels, including Salem Brownstone: All Along the Watchtowers and, more recently, Wiper. He also instigated and co-curated ‘Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK’ at the British Library.


 Rory Collins is an award-winning artist and writer who decided to adapt one of his feature scripts into a graphic novel during covid. Five comics, four crowd funders and three comic cons later he is midway through producing his science fiction graphic novel, Arks, which has been receiving rave reviews. This year he will be exhibiting at the London and Glasgow comic cons.

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Story in Games

Date: Tuesday 21 March

Time: 17:00-17:50 UK time

Location: online/zoom – register below

"The rise and rise of Dwarf Fortress and games that generate stories!" 

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Penda Tomlinson has now taught game-making for more than fifteen years at Middlesex University. He has worked as a software developer, game developer and writer of video games. He has written some games studies papers, too. He also writes for pen and paper RPGs and is currently co-authoring a sci-fi setting for Call of Cthulhu.

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