Comics Salopia, held in the gorgeous city of Shrewsbury in Shropshire over the weekend of Sat 25th-Sun 26th June, is a festival-style celebration of comics art and creativity, run over multiple venues in the area.
One such venue was the Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery which played host to a room of incredible international talent, from the likes of Dave Gibbons, Patrick Goddard, Sonia Leong, Laura Howell, Nigel Parkinson, Mike Perkins, John Wagner, Charlie Adlard and many many more – and upstairs in a balcony area looking over the main Gallery, artist Esad Ribic sat and spoke with The Convention Collective’s Leonard Sultana to talk about life, process, ambitions, regrets and everything else in-between.
From working with some of the biggest comics publishers to dealing with the politics of the creative fields, Esad held no punches as he delved into the work of his career. A fascinating talk.
Thanks to Shane Chebsey and Sarah Prince for putting on the event and to Sam Morgan for helping with the tech of the panels.