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Time: 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Room JG0001, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: £6 for public, free for KU staff and students
Speaker(s): Toby Litt and Pat Mills
This meeting of creators, both of whom were featured on-stage at BFI's acclaimed Comics Unmasked exhibition, is a must for anyone interested in British popular culture.
Pat Mills, the creator of 2000AD, is known as the 'Godfather of British comic books'. Like 2000AD, he has become an institution, celebrated for the progressive, satirical edge of his work across several genres. Pat initially wrote girls' comics, before helping to develop new titles Battle, Action and then 2000AD in the late 1970s. From the historical conflict of 'Charley's War' to the future society of 'Third World War', Pat brings a political conscience to the traditional action story.
His long-running 'Marshal Law' exposes the absurdity of superheroes, while his Celtic saga 'Slaine' explored myth and matriarchal religion. More than just the man behind 2000AD, Pat has helped launch and support the career of comic book writers and artists for the last four decades.
Cultural Histories at Kingston welcomes Pat to Kingston for a one-off conversation with Toby Litt, author and current writer of 'Dead Boy Detectives', an authorised continuation of Neil Gaiman's legendary 'Sandman' mythos.
Booking is essential to attend this event.
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Contact: Patricia Phillippy
Directions to Room JG0001, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE: