Brighton's Graphic War - Project AimsBy Sarah Hutchings
Paul Collicot and Tim Pilcher
On Tuesday 20 January QueenSpark Books officially launched Brighton's Graphic War at the University of Brighton.
Project workers elucidated how lessons learnt creating BRIGHTON: The Graphic Novel would be employed again to make Brighton’s Graphic War, a fictional Brighton based WWI graphic novel. Only this time all the volunteer writers and artists recruited would be young people aged between 15 and 25.
Mentors Paul Collicot (who is guiding the artists) and Tim Pilcher (who is coaching the writers) explained how the young vounteers would be supported to achieve their Silver Arts Award as part of their involvement. They also elaborated on what they were looking for.
Paul graduated from Brighton Art College in the mid-1980s. Since then he has worked as an illustrator for clients across the world. Venturing into writing / illustrating picture books he won the Parent's Choice Foundation of America Gold Medal for his book, This Train. He started creating graphic novels for Templar Publishing with his Robot City series and created The Murder Mile for SelfMadeHero. He loves colouring in and doodling for a living!
Tim has written comics for the BBC, The Young Telegraph, De Agnostini and Weldon Owen and is the author of over eighteen books, including his Vertigo memoir, Comic Book Babylon. He's lived in Brighton longer than anywhere else and is a regular public speaker and lecturer.
This page was amended on 15/06/2015