Being a Human Bean.
The lecture will examine Lia’s self-defined projects that explore thoughts of what it is to be human through anthropomorphic characters such as 'Chip and Bean'. She will also introduce her new graphic novel 'Please God! Find Me a Husband!'
Simone Lia works as an illustrator and has written and illustrated several children’s books, comics and a graphic novel called ‘Fluffy’; the story of a bunny in denial. She has a cast of characters who regularly feature in her stories; these include a sausage, a carrot, a chip, a bean and bunnies of various shapes and sizes. These characters have made appearances in The Independent, The Guardian, Building Magazine, The DFC and on the walls of the Tate Britain.
Her latest graphic novel ‘Please God, find me a husband!’ doesn’t feature bunnies or food matter. It was published by Jonathan Cape in April 2011.