We’re excited to present our panel for Book Week Scotland 2021: Comics & Graphic Novels: Past, Present, and Future

This event is captioned. Captions by Collective Text (Sarya Wu, Bea Webster & Emilia Beatriz).

Mon 15th - Sun 21st November 2021, online

This event is ticketed – register here.


Olivia Hicks is a comics creator and editor. She has a PhD in Comics Studies from the University of Dundee and currently works for Rebellion. She has written for 2000 AD, Misty, Cor!! Buster and Monster Fun. She is best known for her webcomic Sarararara which was nominated as best webcomic in Comicscene’s 2019 Comic Awards, and for Grand Slam Romance, which is co-created with Emma Oosterhous.

Chaired by Kelly Kanayama

Kelly Kanayama is the Communications and Admin Manager for SBWN, and is a comics and pop culture scholar and critic. Born and raised in Hawaii but now living in Dundee, where she received a PhD with a focus on comics research, she has written for The Independent, Media Diversified, Bitch Media, and Nerdist, among others. She has also appeared on panels at comic conventions in New York, Glasgow, and London. Currently she is writing a book on the comics of Garth Ennis.

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Collective Text provides Creative caption, audio description, transcription & translation. Captions by Sarya Wu, Bea Webster & Emilia Beatriz. Instagram: collectivetext.


Book Week Scotland 

Book Week Scotland is an annual celebration of books and reading, supported by Creative Scotland and SLIC. This year features a blended programme of events and activities for all ages. Find out more and see what’s on here.


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