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Article: Arvon Foundation Graphic Novel Courses
Posted: March 11, 2012
One of the more significant examples of the many ‘tipping points’ in the continuing progress of comics in Britain was the first time that the prestigious Arvon Foundation piloted one of their intensive residential writing courses specifically focussed on graphic novels in 2006. Since then, Arvon have developed this specialisation into an annual course which has proved hugely popular and productive. This June 25th to 30th at The Hurst in Shropshire (below) brings the opportunity to sign up for their latest Graphic Novels Course with tutors Bryan Talbot and Hannah Berry, herself a student on that very first course and now a successful graphic novelists published by Jonathan Cape, and guest Mary Talbot. Later, from August 13th to 18th, Graham Rawle and Margaret Huber are the tutors for a related course on Text and Image, with guest George Hardie. To find out more about what it’s like to take part in these courses, I have asked two other former Arvon attendees, Katie Green and Paula Knight, to reveal their experiences and how it has affected their comics-making. Read my interviews with them both here…
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