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SOFO Online Talks: Garth Ennis and War Comics

Into Battle! interview and live Q+A with Garth Ennis

Live from 7pm GMT Saturday 9 March 2024

A recorded interview with Garth Ennis - the acclaimed writer of The Boys, Preacher and Battle Action - discussing how his childhood enthusiasm for comics led to a career writing for 2000 AD, Marvel and DC Comics. Ennis discusses the landscape of British War comics in the seventies and their decline in the eighties, and describes how writers re-invigorate classic characters for contemporary audiences.

This is a chance to hear from one of the leading comic book writers, whose literary achievements have recently been translated into successful television series. The interview will be followed by a live Q&A.

Garth Ennis began his career on Crisis, 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine, for which he wrote Judge Dredd, Strontium Dogs, True Faith and others. Outside of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic he is known for Preacher, The Boys, Hitman, The Punisher and a great many war comics - including War Stories, Battlefields, Out Of The Blue, The Stringbags and Sara.

 

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Don't forget to visit Into Battle! The Art of British War Comics - an exhibition featuring the art and history of the best of British war comics.

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