Storytelling Sexual Abuse through Comics. 1-2pm

Sunday, 1 – 2pm

Laydeez do Comics is a unique graphic novel forum with a focus on comic works based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic and the everyday. Launched in July 2009 by artists Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman, it is the first women-led graphic novel forum in the UK.

In this exclusive panel, four artists will discuss their challenges and inspirations in dramatising stories of sexual abuse through their art form.  They will draw upon their past and upcoming work.

Laydeez do Comics
Nicola Streeten
has worked as a freelance illustrator since 1996. She began developing the comics aspect of her style in 2007 and in 2011 Myriad Editions published her first graphic novel, ‘Billy, Me & You’, available from Amazon or as an e-book from Sequential. She is currently working towards the publication of her second graphic novel and accepting illustration commissions.

Sarah Lightman is an artist, writer and curator. She is a co-curator of “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women” and PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow. She is a co-founder and co-director of Laydeez do Comics.  Find out more about her publications, lectures and artwork.

Lighter Than My Shadow

Lighter Than My Shadow

Maria Stoian was born in Romania, raised in Canada, and now lives in Edinburgh. She has a BDes from the Alberta College of Art and Design and a MA in Illustration from the Edinburgh College of Art. She now works as a graphic designer and a freelance illustrator. “Take it as a compliment” is her first book. In her free time she likes to cycle and pretend she’s not allergic to cats.

Katie Green is an author, illustrator and comics artist. Her graphic memoir, Lighter Than My Shadow, began as a degree project and was published by Jonathan Cape in 2013. The finished work, some 500 pages, took almost 5 years to complete. It chronicles her descent into – and recovery from – eating disorders and sexual abuse.  Katie has spoken around the UK and internationally about her work and her experiences. She works as a freelance illustrator and self-publishes a long running zine called The Green Bean.

The authors will be available afterward to sign copies of their books, which will be on sale courtesy of Newham Books.

This panel is sponsored by Myriad Editions.

Newham     Myriad


Tickets are available on Eventbrite – book early to avoid disappointment as space at the venue is very limited.