'The Dark Side of Fairytales' Exhibition Launch + Q&A
Entry Requirements: Over 18s only
Join graphic novelists Metaphrog aka Sandra Marrs & John Chalmers, winners of the Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2016 Best Visual Artist, in an illustrated talk to celebrate the launch of The Dark Side of Fairy Tales exhibition at The Glad Café. Sandra and John will talk about their work and the inspirations behind The Red Shoes and The Little Mermaid graphic novels and discuss their creative process. Followed by a Q&A and book signing. Free wine and conversation.
Metaphrog are Sandra Marrs and John Chalmers, graphic novelists, winners of The Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2016 Best Visual Artist. Their work is highly-acclaimed internationally, has received multiple award nominations, including three for the Eisner Awards, and Louis – Night Salad was Highly Commended for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards 2011. Metaphrog tirelessly promote the medium of comics and travel regularly to talk about their work. They are Patrons of Reading at Northfield Academy, the first graphic novelists ever to fill such a role, and were Writers in Residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (2015). Their adaptations of fairy tales, The Red Shoes and Other Tales and The Little Mermaid, are published by New York based publisher NBM/Papercutz.
“The lushest thing they've done... reinvents the tale as a swimmy, gorgeous version of beauty and despair.” The Sunday Herald
“An arresting graphic novel... Roaring Twenties styling, jewel-bright turquoise waters and a beguiling sense of wonder permeate this radiant little book.” The Guardian