Get to know the author – Edward Ross @edward_ross

Saturday 8th October – 12.15-1.15pm – Library Upstairs

Filmish – Edward Ross

Edward Ross is a Portobello based comic artist and illustrator. A movie fan from a young age, he was always fascinated by the inner workings of his favourite movies. Pursuing this passion, Edward took his love of film and transformed it into comic form. He is recently back from success at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2016 and joins us to discuss his debut graphic novel Filmish: A Graphic Journey Through Film, an engaging look at the history of cinema and the fascinating stories behind our favourite films.

Chair: Stephen Goodall

Edinburgh-based cartoonist Edward Ross uses comics to illuminate the ideas behind our favourite films. In Filmish, Ross’s cartoon alter-ego guides readers through the annals of cinematic history, introducing us to some of the strange and fascinating concepts at work in the movies. Each chapter focuses on a particular theme – the body, architecture, language – and explores an eclectic mix of cinematic triumphs, from A Trip to the Moon to Aliens. Sitting within the tradition of bestselling non-fiction graphic novels like Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics and the Introducing…series, Filmish tackles serious issues – sexuality, race, censorship, propaganda – with authority and wit, throwing new light on some of the greatest films ever made.