Connect with comics

30 March 2019 11.00am 5.00pm


Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (Map)


Education |


Join us on a journey that charts the evolution of the British Comic, from the innocent humour of childhood classics to the subversive wit of Watchmen and V for Vendetta. With curator mini talks and a talk by Sydney Padua, the graphic novelist behind The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, discover how writers and illustrators have changed the way we see the once humble comic book.

  • 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm: Find out more about the display with mini curator talks.
  • 11am-2pm: Create your own one-page collage comic strip with help from Martin Brown, illustrator of the Horrible Histories series and writer and illustrator of Lesser Spotted Animals.
  • 2pm-4pm: help us collate and print a collaborative comic to take home.
  • 4pm-5pm:  Sydney Padua will be talking about the collage of text and image, fact and fiction, research and imagination, in her graphic novel The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage. Tickets for this event must be booked in advance via Oxford Literary Festival.

Accompanies the display British comics: Frame by Frame, in Blackwell Hall, Weston Library.

Logo for the Helen Hamlyn Trust

The Bodleian Libraries Education Programme is generously supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust. 


Free admission.

This event is listed under: Workshops; Free events
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