This year’s August bank holiday isn’t just about the Edinburgh Book Festival’s graphic novel-focussed programme; it also sees some brilliant artists and writers gather in Oxford for Caption, the UK’s longest running comics festival. Showcasing the work of amateur and professional creators alike, this annual small-press convention has an impressive programme of events, which take place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August.
Saturday 24th sees SelfMadeHeroes Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal (The Master and Margarita), Paul Collicutt (The Murder Mile) and Rob Deas (Pride and Prejudice) discuss their work with comics podcaster Alex Fitch. The four creators, known for tackling both science fiction and real-world subjects, will discuss their approaches to both. ‘This brilliantly named ‘Self Made Robots’ panel will take place at 1.30pm.
Rob Deas and Paul Collicutt will also be talking children’s science fiction comics with John Aggs and David O’Connell at noon on Saturday.
Caption takes place at the East Oxford Community Centre, Cowley, Oxford OX4 1DD. The full programme is available here.