Waid, Heinberg, Grayson and Vaughan create a Comic Book Writer’s Manifesto live onstage!

For those who live in the LA area!

Don’t make plans September 17, ’cause we’ve whipped you up a comics treat!

The West Hollywood Book Fair is proud to present the…

PULP GRIND MANIFESTO: Writing the Monthly Comic Book!!

Four firmly entrenched writers in popular comics…

Devin.jpg DEVIN GRAYSON
(Batman: Gotham Knights – the first ongoing Batman series created by a female! – Matador & the novel DC Universe: Inheritance)

Allan.jpg ALLAN HEINBERG
(Young Avengers, Wonder Woman & ABCs Grey’s Anatomy)

Brian.jpg BRIAN K. VAUGHAN
(Pride of Baghdad, Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina)

&

Mark.jpg MARK WAID
(52, Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes, John Doe)

Are called upon to create the first ever Comic Book Writer’s Manifesto live, on stage!

Questions will format a spirited discussion on topics as diverse as the relevance of comics in broader culture, personal creative process, gender politics in the medium and the perceived aesthetic mandates of the comic book mainstream. Each discussion topic will be distilled into a single manifesto bullet-point whose language must be agreed upon by all four of these very different creators!

A signing with all participating creators will follow at the Golden Apple booth!!

Don’t miss this engaging, smart and above all, fun panel moderated by CHRISTINE BOYLAN (Superman: Secret Files) and conceptualized by JOSHUA DYSART (Swamp Thing, Captain Gravity and the Power of the Vril) and ROZ HELFAND (West Hollywood Book Fair Organizer)

When:
Sunday, September 17, 2006
1:30pm 2:30pm

(signing to follow! Bring your goodies!)
Book Fair from 10am to 6pm

Where:
Comics/Sci-Fi Pavilion!
West Hollywood Park
647 N San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Why:
Because comics rock!

Not tired of reading yet?

Check this out!

Summer movie season is increasingly dominated by superheroes. A best selling novelist explores the American immigrant experience through the eyes of fictional comic book creators. Fine artists use comic book imagery to explore ideas of post-modern relativism. Even advertising now uses the graphic tools comics created. As the subjects, style and innovations of comics are “legitimized” by other media, how can comic creators keep the traditions of serialized pulp narrative alive while still breaking new ground and staying fresh? By writing a damn manifesto, fool!

See next week’s LA WEEKLY for more info!

Posted on by Joshua Dysart Posted in Comic Books, Journal

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