Comic books, illustration, animation, music, multimedia and other new ways of telling stories have not only changed the face of our popular culture, they now define it. GRAPHIC, which is being held on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August 2010 at the Sydney Opera House, Australia, celebrates this brave new world in a weekend of specially commissioned productions. The program includes musical responses to graphic art and stories, workshops, panels, a film program, a games exhibition and an animation competition. Highlights include a world first reading of an unreleased Neil Gaiman story; an evening with Fantagraphics the world leading publisher of alternative comics; and workshops on publishing and illustration. The guest line up includes Neil Gaiman, Kevin Smith, Shaun Tan, Gary Groth, Eddie Campbell, and many others. CLICK here for more information on the lineup.