Pushing the Limits of Graphic Stories: Spotlight on the Pop Up Creators Project

Pushing the Limits of Graphic Stories: Spotlight on the Pop Up Creators Project

10 Apr 2018, 10:00 - 11:00

Children's Hub

Pop Up Creators is an international exchange of outstanding and emerging illustrators and comics artists across the Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the UK, produced by Pop Up Projects and funded by Arts Council England. Between March and August 2017, 18 published illustrators and comics artists across the four countries mentored groups of talented 16-24 year-old visual artists in 16 universities and colleges and one summer school. This has resulted in 150 young artists producing their own graphic stories in a distinct ‘leporello’ format, printed by publishing partners in the four countries. 


Join a panel of artists, mentors, tutors and publishers from across this exciting project discuss their experience of the process and the main outcomes from it. The panel will explore how the innovative and eccentric styles of these young artists push the limits of the genre. We ask whether their experimentation with text, image, language and layout in the leporello format has helped think ‘outside the box’ and move away from traditional forms of illustration.



  • Bhavit Mehta


    POP-UP projects

    Bhavit has worked as a publisher, translator and festival director. He studied Biological Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London, and worked...

  • Sanita Muižniece




      Sanita is the co-editor at the independent comics publisher KUŠ! and curator of comics exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other events in Latvia...

  • Simon Jurčiukonytė


    Student, Vilnius Academy of Art in Vilnius, Lithuania


      Simona is a student at the Vilnius Academy of Art in Vilnius, Lithuania. When illustrating for books, she always searches for new ways to combine...

  • Anne Pikkov


    Department of Continuing Education

    Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA)

    Anne Pikkov has led the Department of Continuing Education at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) since 2006, and has also been EAA’s Vice Rector for...

  • William Grill




      William graduated from the University of Falmouth, earning a high level of acclaim and many prizes since then. He is the youngest recipient of the...

  • Lina Dūdaitė


    Freelance Designer and Illustrator


    Lina Dūdaitė was born and raised in a family of artists in Kaunas (Lithuania). She graduated with a degree in graphic design from the Vilnius Academy...

  • Oskars Pavlovskis




    Oskars is an artist originally from Riga, Latvia, currently based in Amsterdam, and a graduate of the Visual Communications MA course at the Art...

  • Ulla Saar


    Children’s Book Illustrator


    Ulla Saar is a children’s book illustrator, product designer, graphic artist and interior designer. She has designed books, illustrated children’s...

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