The British Library’s Nordic Comics Today is an event that explores and celebrates the thriving comics and graphic novel scene in the Nordic region.
Finnish comic artists, Kaisa Leka, will give an illustrated talk You could also look normal if you’d just wear pants in the Nordic Comics Today’s afternoon event. Leka describes how “normals” react to her as an amputee , and how comic art responds to disabilities. In the same event Danish comic artist Karoline Stjernfelt talks about her prize-winning graphic history, I Morgen Bliver Bedre (Tomorrow will be better). The event is free and organised in collaboration with the Finnish Institute and the Embassy of Denmark in the United Kingdom.
Later in the evening, UK Comics Laureate Hannah Berry will join Kaisa Leka and Marta Breen (Norway) to discuss the power of comics to engage people around feminism, women’s rights and identity politics more broadly. General tickets to the Nordic Comics Today: Feminism talk are £11.
Nordic Comics Today events form a part of the British Library’s first Nordic Cultural Roundtable and will take place at the British Library’s Knowledge Centre.
Nordic Comics Today
Afternoon event with Kaisa Leka, Karoline Stjernfelt and Dr Nina Mickwitz at 2pm-5pm
Evening talk Nordic Comics Today: Feminism at 7pm – 8:30pm
Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB