Thames-Side Studios Talks: Andrew Donkin & Giovanni Rigano, The creative process behind a graphic novel (Thursday 17 January 2019, 6pm)

For our latest Thames-Side Studios Talk, writer Andrew Donkin (0-57) and illustrator Giovanni Rigano (above) will talk about the process involved in putting their award-winning graphic novel ILLEGAL together, from their initial thoughts and ideas, location sketches and characterisation, through to storyboarding, final artwork and publication.

Giovanni will be flying in from Italy and be drawing live during the talk so its not to be missed. Individually customised copies by Giovanni will also be available on the evening.

Illegal won the Judges’ Special Award at the Children’s Books Ireland Awards in May, and the UK paperback edition was released in August. Illegal is also curently nominated for the Carnigie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal.

In September they, along with Illegal co-writer Eoin Colfer, went on a promotional tour for the US release which had a first edition print run of 75,000 copies. Read the full article here

The talk is free but seating is limited. Refreshments provided.

RSVP essential - to reserve your place email

Images courtesy Andrew Donkin 2018