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.