A demonstration of the march of comic-books to the high pastures of intellectual respectability is manifested in their appearance in the programmes of the cultural event and book love-in that is presenting its shiny well-read face to the world at the Edinburgh International Book Festival August 10th - 28th.
There may well be other stuff but get this -
August 23rd - ScottishPower Studio Theatre 5.00pm. Paul Gravett talk on his book-'1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die.'
August 23 - Baillie Gifford Main Theatre. 8.00pm. Grant Morrison talk on his book on history of US superheroes 'Supergods'
August 24th -Baillie Gifford Main Theatre 4.30pm. Posy Simmonds talk about her strip 'Mrs Weber's Omnibus'
August 25th - ScottishPower Studio Theatre. Noon. Bryan and Mary Talbot on their book 'Dotter of Her Fathers's Eyes' and Bryan's 'Grandville Bete Noire'
August 25th 8.00 Baillie Gifford Main Theatre. Neil Gaiman interviewed by Hannah Berry about 'Sandman'.
Lots more comic related events including Chris Ware, Joe Sacco, Will Morris, Edward Ross, Melinda Gebbie, Warren Pleece, Grant Morrison, Roger Gibson, Jon McNaught, Stephen Collins, Ton Gauld, Robbie Morrison, Jim Murray, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Hannah Berry, Gareth Brookes, Sonia Martinez, Garen Ewing, Gary Northfield, Jamie Courtier, Vicky Kimm, Sarah Mcintyre, Philip Reeve, Paul Cornell, John Higgins, Rulu Modan, Martin Rowson, Dennis the Menace, Glyn Dillon, Denise Mina and possibly others I've missed. Apologies to you.
Other stuff includes Margaret Atwood being there. Not done a comic as far as I know, just a writer I really like.
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