Mawil and Trondheim in Glasgow this Wednesday

Published On November 23, 2009 | By Joe Gordon | Comics, Conventions and events

This week in Glasgow there’s a rare chance to see and hear two highly acclaimed comics creators from the European scene, with Mawil and Lewis Trondheim appearing in the city’s Goethe Institut (in conjunction with the Alliance Français) on Wednesday 25th November at 7pm. The evening will be chaired by cartoonist, publisher and lecturer Marc Baines; from the description: “Both will give short presentations highlighting the influence of ‘ordinary’ life, daily routine and everyday concerns which characterise their work. How do they manage to illustrate everyday life stories on transforming the ‘mundane’ into exciting and interesting drawings that draw their reader into their books, and how important is the text?”  There will be a display of both creator’s artwork and some of Mawil’s books will be available to purchase (Mawil, of course, has had two collections translated into English and published by Blank Slate, We Can Still Be Friends and Sparky O’Hare).

Mawil we can still be friends

(cover to the English language edition of We Can Still Be Friends by and (c) Mawil, published Blank Slate Books)

On Saturday 28th from 11am to 1pm Mawil and Marc Baines will be holding a comics workshop; as with the Mawil/Trondheim event its free but space is limited so you should book first. Its not often we get visits from such respected creators from the vibrant European scene, so if you’re in town I’d highly recommend going along (I was lucky enough to attend a previous European comics lecture organised by the Glasgow Goethe folks and it was extremely interesting). Full details on the Mawil/Trondheim event can be found here on the Goethe site and how to register for the comics workshop with Mawil and Marc Baines here.

Little Nothings Lewis Trondheim NBM

(a page from Little Nothings by and (c) Lewis Trondheim, published  NBM)

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Joe Gordon is’s chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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