Will Eisner Week at Renfrewshire Libraries

Monday 28 February - Saturday 5 March, 2022

Will Eisner Week is a worldwide series of events, staged to commemorate the life and works of pioneering comic artist and writer Will Eisner.

Will Eisner (1917 – 2005) was a highly innovative and creative artist and writer who pioneered in the field of comics and graphic novels. He strongly advocated for the inclusion of graphic novels in library collections and sequential art on museum walls.

The events are held from the first to the seventh of March each year, in libraries, schools, museums, comic book shops and bookstores.

Have a look at the events Renfrewshire Libraries is hosting for its sixth year of participation!

 

Steve McManus in discussion with John McShane

  • Venue – Paisley Central Library
  • Date – 28/02/2022
  • Time – 7pm-8pm
  • Book tickets

Steve McManus was the editor of 2000AD during some of its golden years from 1979 to 1987. He is also the author of the book ‘The Mighty One’ detailing his time at 2000AD as well as the anthology comic title ‘Blazer’, both of which will be for sale at this event.

John McShane is the co-founder of aka Books & Comics in Glasgow as well as publishing the acclaimed fanzine ‘aka’ – now available online.

Tanya Roberts in discussion with John McShane

  • Venue – Paisley Central Library
  • Date – 01/03/2022
  • Time – 7pm-8pm
  • Book tickets

Tanya Roberts is a comic book artist who has worked on licensed titles such as Star Wars, Trollhunters, TMNT and Toy Story. She also has a publishing company with her husband called ‘Bluebottle ink’ with which they bring out independent titles such as ‘Abeyance’, ‘Wynding Downe’ and ‘Unfinished Business’.

Jim Stewart in discussion with John McShane

  • Venue – Paisley Central Library
  • Date – 02/03/2022 
  • Time – 7pm-8pm
  • Book tickets

From Glasgow, Scotland, Jim is a self-taught artist and cartoonist who has been drawing commercially for over 27 years.

Best known as the creator of underground superhero Ganjaman and as a founding co-creator of Northern Lightz; his comic strips are featured in Soft Secrets and have been translated into 8 languages. Jim’s self-published editions of Ganjaman Presents feature not just his creative talents, but the writing of both veterans (Alan Grant and John Wagner, to name but a couple) and newcomers to the UG scene.

Jim will be bringing copies of some of his comics to sell (and sign) at this event.

Please note that this event is for 16+ attendees only.

An introduction to zine making with Jules Scheele

  • Venue – Paisley Central Library
  • Date – 03/03/2022
  • Time – 7pm-8pm
  • Book tickets

In the workshop Jules will talk briefly about the history of zine making and show some examples of zines, before helping attendees to create their own mini-zines!

Jules Scheele is a freelance illustrator based in Glasgow who specialises in graphic storytelling and illustrations that help translate and bring a human touch to difficult concepts. Their published work includes the Queer, Gender and Sexuality Graphic Guides with Meg-John Barker from ICON Books and Release The Beast: A Drag Queen’s Guide To Life by Bimini Bon Boulash from Penguin.

This event is for ages 14+.

Comic workshop with illustrator Mandy Sinclair

  • Venue – Paisley Central Library
  • Date – 05/03/2022
  • Time – 10am-11am
  • Book tickets

Find that comic character! A whacky comic workshop, that will release that character out of your brainbox, via your pesky pencil. Which is where those crazy characters usually get stuck! and with Mandy as your guide, you’ll Blastarooni that comic strip in no time!

Mandy Sinclair’s illustrations have been published in many books by, among others, Luath, Hodder and The National Trust for Scotland. She has presented workshops and programmes for many authorities around Scotland.

This event is aimed at young people aged between 8 and 14 years of age.

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