DetailsA revolution is underway. Comics are big news. Jimmy Corrigan's comic revived Spiderman and Ghostworld was made in to a film and nominated for an Oscar. Creators of the comic strip and graphic novel are moving away from pen and ink to the computer. Dave Gibbons, artist creator of the seminal graphic novel Watchmen (Guardian Book of the Year) heads an illustrated conversation about this turning from old techniques. Does the computer bring with it a loss of soul, or actually a greater expansion of the medium? He is joined by Dave McKean, acclaimed for his covers for the Sandman series, who uses painting, sculpture and the computer. Matt Smith is the editor of the UK's Number 1 comic, 2000 AD; comic book artist Tom Gauld draws a weekly strip Move to the City in Time Out. Tonight's Chair, Paul Gravett, has been graphic novel consultant for Penguin books, director of the Cartoon Arts Trust and co-publisher of Escape magazine.