#BLF 2018# SOCIAL ISSUES AND GRAPHIC NOVELS DAN GOLDMAN and CHINA WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL EVENT

SOCIAL ISSUES AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
DAN GOLDMAN and CHINA WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL EVENT

Tuesday, March 13, 6:30 pm | 50 RMB – purchase link

NOTE: This event is in The Crossroads Centre

Are you an aspiring artist who is interested in addressing social issues through your work? Then join the China Women’s Film Festival and the Bookworm for a discussion with writer, artist, and producer of critically acclaimed works, Dan Goldman. Dan will explore his artistic trajectory from childhood to recent impact-driven works like Priya’s Shakti, a comic book that highlights the prevalence of gender-based sexual violence in India. Audience members will gain insight into Dan’s illustration process, more specifically, how he was able to incorporate aspects of Indian culture into the comic to make it more accessible to an Indian audience. In addition, Dan will discuss the effectiveness of using graphic novels as a medium to raise public awareness about social issues, which are often overlooked in the comic book world. As an artist, writer, or general comic enthusiast, learn how to harness your creative abilities to call attention to injustices that you see in your communities! This event also celebrates the launch of Priya’s Shakti in Chinese! Come be the first one to own a translated version of this award-winning comic book.

Dan Goldman is a narrative designer and visual artist telling stories in comics, television, interactive media and video games. Coming to prominence as the co-creator of the dystopian graphic novel Shooting War, his first major work was nominated for an Eisner award for Best Digital Comic. Shortly after, he created 08: A Graphic Diary of the Campaign Trail, a work of nonfiction graphic journalism created in real-time marrying the visual languages of magazine design and sequential comics that was dubbed “Highbrow Brilliant” by New York Magazine. His paranormal horror comic Red Light Properties, which mashes up ghost stories, real estate and urban shamanism is currently in development as a live-action cable TV series. Dan has also produced Emmy-winning experiences for AMC Television, written two video games based on The Walking Dead, written animated TV shows for Man of Action Studios, and created work for Wired, BBC, Time Magazine, and many others. A frequent speaker at conferences and universities on the confluence of digital activism and narrative, Dan currently serves as Narrative Lead at Kinjin Story Lab, where he incubates story-based projects at the intersection of technological innovation and social good. He lives in Los Angeles.

  • Tickets are available at The Bookworm and online via Yoopay.