Since its launch in 2009 by Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman, Laydeez Do Comics has been the UK's leading women-led graphic novel forum. Its focus is on domestic and autobiographical narratives and the drama of the everyday, and its social evenings provide a friendly and inspiring atmosphere for emerging artists and established practitioners to test new works and ideas.
This evening's guest speakers are Ginny and Penelope Skinner, the writer & illustrator of a the young adult graphic novel, Briony Hatch. They will be joined by Wallis Eates, who writes and draws mainly from memory, mainly about memories. All are welcome - men and women, those with no knowledge of comics and those already immersed. Wine, beer and home-baked cakes are served too! Venue: the Gallery at Foyles, 113 - 119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EBTickets: Free. Please visit www.laydeezdocomics.com to reserve a place.To find out more about LDC and to hear podcasts and read the blogs of previous meetings, please see their website.
Autumn's natural wonders, even in a city like London, can offer all manner of fun and adventure this half-term, suggests Laura from our Royal Festival Hall shop.
Christiana Spens, illustrator and Director of 3:AM Press, looks at the the important relationship between books and the artwork that adorns them.
Charlotte from our Bristol branch on how the books we read at school often resonate with us throughout lives, as well as starting us out on a lifelong journey of literary discovery.