Action Reloaded: Creative Networks

Action Reloaded: Creative Networks

Creative Networks

Date and time
25 Feb 2016 (6:30pm - 9:00pm)
Location

Curzon Building

4 Cardigan Street Birmingham B4 7BD United Kingdom

Map and Directions

Price

Free to attend

Booking Information

Register online or email creative.networks@bcu.ac.uk or call +44 (0)121 202 7440.

Action Reloaded

Charley’s War and the cult comic universe of Pat Mills

Join UK comic legend Pat Mills at our next Creative Networks event, where he will be talking about his comic legacy, his career and his classic strip Charley’s War – (which has been described as ‘the greatest British comic strip ever created’). He'll also be discussing the impact the books had on the public as well as the themes and ideas of strips that still resonate today.

Pat Mills has been described by some as the ‘Godfather of British comics’. He was an integral part of the UK comics scene in the 1970s and 1980s and was part of the creative teams that bought to life some of the most iconic British comic book characters such as Judge Dredd, Marshall Law, Slaine and Nemesis the Warlock.

Renowned for his hard hitting action/adventure strips, most notably 'Charley’s War', he bought a dark edged anti-authoritarian realism to British comics that ranged from titles such as 'Battle', '2000AD' and 'Action' where his pushing of creative boundaries and social commentary caused the book to initially be banned in the UK.

Pat will also be mentoring our students on a new ‘reloaded’ reinterpretation of Charley’s War - and we will be showcasing the work they produced together during a week of filming, recording and workshops during the event.

Creative Networks brings together all parties involved in screen and sound media in the West Midlands, promoting both successful business development and collaboration.

Schedule

  • 4 - 5.30pm - Music and Screen Image Networks
  • 6pm - Registration in Reception Curzon Building
  • 6.30pm - Showcase of student work, Lecture Theatre (C087) – Curzon Building
  • 7pm - Speaker (Via Skype): Pat Mills, Lecture Theatre (C087) – Curzon Building
  • 8.30pm - Q & A
  • 9pm - Event ends

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A monthly networking event for Creatives within the West Midlands

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