Will Eisner Week at Paisley Libraries

What is Will Eisner Week? I hear you ask. Well, it’s a worldwide series of events, held during the first
week of March each year, in libraries, schools, museums, comic book shops, bookstores, and other

venues celebrating comics and sequential art, graphic novel literacy, free speech, and Will Eisner’s
legacy. Will Eisner (1917 – 2005) was a highly innovative and creative artist and writer who
pioneered in the field of comics and graphic novels. He strongly advocated for the inclusion of
graphic novels in library collections and sequential art on museum walls. This is Renfrewshire
Libraries sixth year of participation!

Eventbrite collection of all 5 events under WEWARL 2022 banner
https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/wewarl-2022-134029

28/02/2022 – 7-8pm
2000ad’s Steve McManus in discussion with Comic Historian John McShane

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2000ads-steve-mcmanus-in-discussion-with-comic-historian-john-
mcshane-tickets-257835923187

Steve McManus was the editor of 2000AD during some of it’s golden years from 1979
to1987. He is also the author of the book ‘The Mighty One’ detailing his time at 2000ad as
well as the anthology comic title ‘Blazer’, both of which will be for sale at this event.
John McShane is the co-founder of aka Books & Comics in Glasgow as well as publishing
the acclaimed fanzine ‘aka’ – now available online.
This event is part of Renfrewshire Libraries’ Will Eisner Week celebrations for 2022.

01/03/2022 – 7-8pm
Comic artist Tanya Roberts in discussion with Comic Historian John McShane

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/comic-artist-tanya-roberts-in-discussion-with-comic-historian-john-
mcshane-tickets-257836494897

Tanya Roberts is a comic book artist who has worked on licensed titles such as Star Wars,
Trollhunters, TMNT and Toy Story.

She also has a publishing company with her husband called ‘Bluebottle ink’ with which they
bring out independent titles such as ‘Abeyance’, ‘Wynding Downe’ and ‘Unfinished
Business’.
John McShane is the co-founder of aka Books & Comics in Glasgow as well as publishing
the acclaimed fanzine ‘aka’ – now available online.
This event is part of Renfrewshire Libraries’ Will Eisner Week celebrations.

02/03/2022 – 7-8pm
Jim Stewart (Ganjaman creator) in discussion with John McShane – (16+ only)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jim-stewart-ganjaman-creator-in-discussion-with-john-mcshane-
16-only-tickets-257836825887

From Glasgow, Scotland, Jim is a self-taught artist and cartoonist who has been drawing
commercially for over 27 years.
Best known as the creator of underground superhero Ganjaman and as a founding co-creator
of Northern Lightz; his comic strips are featured in Soft Secrets and have been translated into
8 languages. Jim’s self-published editions of Ganjaman Presents feature not just his creative
talents, but the writing of both veterans (Alan Grant and John Wagner, to name but a couple)
and newcomers to the UG scene.
Jim will be bringing copies of some of his comics to sell (and sign) at this event.
John McShane is the co-founder of aka Books & Comics in Glasgow as well as publishing
the acclaimed fanzine ‘aka’ – now available online.
Please note that this event is for 16+ attendees only.
This event is part of Renfrewshire Libraries’ Will Eisner Week celebrations.

03/03/2022 – 7-8pm
An Introduction to Zine-Making with Jules Scheele

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-zine-making-with-jules-scheele-tickets-
257837848947

In the workshop Jules will talk briefly about the history of zine making and show some
examples of zines, before helping attendees to create their own mini-zines!
This event is for ages 14+.

Jules Scheele is a freelance illustrator based in Glasgow who specialises in graphic
storytelling and illustrations that help translate and bring a human touch to difficult concepts.
Their published work includes the Queer, Gender and Sexuality Graphic Guides with Meg-
John Barker from ICON Books and Release The Beast: A Drag Queen’s Guide To Life by
Bimini Bon Boulash from Penguin.
This event is part of Renfrewshire Libraries’ Will Eisner Week celebrations.

05/03/2022 – 10-11am
Comic Blastarooni! – Comic workshop with illustrator Mandy Sinclair

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/comic-blastarooni-comic-workshop-with-illustrator-mandy-sinclair-
tickets-263667575817

Comic Blastarooni!
Find that comic character! A whacky comic workshop, that will release that character out of
your brainbox, via your pesky pencil. Which is where those crazy characters usually get
stuck! and with Mandy as your guide, you’ll Blastarooni that comic strip in no time!
This event is aimed at young people aged between 8 and 14 years of age.
Mandy Sinclair’s illustrations have been published in many books by, among others, Luath,
Hodder and The National Trust for Scotland. She has presented workshops and programmes
for many authorities around Scotland.
Graphic novel workshop projects include – Renfrewshire Leisure’s Project Z, Glasgowlife,
and Create Paisley.
Mandy will be working on her own graphic novel later this year – along with two picture
books.
This event is part of Renfrewshire Libraries’ Will Eisner Week celebrations.

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