At this stand-out event, two acclaimed artists will explain why comics and graphic novels might be among the most effective platforms for satire and examine the central role they can play in negotiating our post-truth world.

Hannah Berry’s weekly comic strip for the New Statesman pokes at the quirks of modern life’s characters and her highly anticipated graphic novel, Livestock, offers a socio-political satire on the relationship between politics, the media and the rest of us. Tom Humberstone takes his pick from world news when choosing source material for his satirical cartoons, he is a former political cartoonist for the New Statesman and regular long-form comic journalist for The Nib, Vox and Cartoon Movement.

So how do graphic artists like Hannah and Tom tackle the news when the global media and influential figures seem to be shifting away from objective facts, appealing instead to people’s instincts, emotions and personal beliefs? Join us to find out.

About The Speakers

Hannah Berry

Hannah Berry’s latest graphic novel is the horrifyingly prescient media satire, Livestock, published by Jonathan Cape. It follows the critically acclaimed Adamtine and Britten & Brülightly (Angoulême International Comics Festival Official Selection 2010). She does a weekly cartoon strip for the New Statesman.

Tom Humberstone

Eagle-award winning cartoonist and illustrator, Tom Humberstone, produced the satirical ‘In the Frame’ comic for the New Statesman for over three years, and continues to contribute comic journalism pieces to The Nib, Vox, Buzzfeed and Cartoon Movement.

About The Chair

Colin Philpott

Colin Philpott is a writer, producer and presenter. He is a former Director of the National Media Museum and BBC programme-maker, and ran the lobbying group Bradford Breakthrough until 2015.