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Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo Returns to Sunderland in June

The Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo is returning to the University of Sunderland City Space building on Saturday 3 June 2017. Running from 10am to 5pm it will feature its usual selection of talks, panels, workshops and a Publisher’s Hall of artists, writers, small pressers and dealers. Creators joining Bryan and Mary Talbot this year include John Wagner, John Higgins and ... Read More »

Applied Comics seeks comic writers and artists for new 

The Fisk Jubilee Singers (seen here at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893) performed at Newcastle's Tyne Concert Hall, as did many other black entertainers.

Lydia Wysocki over at Applied Comics Etc has dropped us a line appealing for comic creators to work on a great new project with a Civil Rights theme. “We’re making a comic to give children age 8-14 some context about the civil rights history of Tyneside,” she tells us. “We need six comics artist-writers. “It’s paid work with realistic deadlines, ... Read More »

10 Days to Mancster Con 2015, celebrating indie sequential art in the North West

  There are just ten days to go to MancsterCon 2015 on 29th August 2015, which will be held at the University of Salford Media City campus. Featured guests include Adam Cadwell, creator of Blood Blokes and Lydia Wysocki, creator of the Newcastle Science Comic, among others. MancsterCon is a Manchester based weekend bonanza of sequential art where writers, artists, animators, otaku, cosplayers and any other creative/geek subculture ... Read More »

Free “Spineless” Comic released with 20,000 copy print run

Spineless Comic

  I recently received a copy of Spineless comic from Lydia Wysocki at Applied Comics – a  free comic put out under the Newcastle Science Comic banner about invertebrates published in partnership with the Spineless exhibition at Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle this summer.  The exhibition and comic area all about minibeasts: where they live, what they do, and why they’re important. The 16-page, full colour comic, which has ... Read More »

Nerd Hutch Small Press Expo Hits Newcastle!

Nerd Hutch 2015

My abject apologues to the enthusiastic team behind Nerd Hutch, a day long event celebrating some of the UK’s hottest small press and DIY talent taking place tomorrow at the Travelling Man comic shop in Grainger Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Hosted on both floors of the Nerd Hutch venue between 11:00am and 11:00pm the event will feature a comics and zine fair, workshops, interactive ... Read More »

UnPearable, a fruity comic from Lydia Wysocki

UnPearable by Lydia Wysocki

  Applied Comics Etc founder Lydia Wysocki, whose report on UnConference 2015 features here on DownTheTubes, kindly sent us her latest fun comic, UNpearABLE. It’s a quirky and fun thing she’s created in different ways that I’m sure you’ll be able to buy from her at various comic events this year: a book of eight short comics about pears, drawn at  Grainger ... Read More »

Success of free “Asteroid Belter” comic springboards “Applied Comics Etc” project

Applied Comics Etc

  Last year, the British Science Festival in Newcastle backed the creation of 10,000 copies of the wonderful, free Newcastle Science Comic Asteroid Belter, bringing science to life in a terrific comic newspaper, edited by editors Paul Thompson and Lydia Wysocki, whose over seventy contributors included Dave Windett & John Gatehouse, Graham Pearce, Jenny Rigby,Owen D. Pomery, Terry Wiley. At the Lakes International Comic ... Read More »

Comics Forum 2013 Registration Open

Comic Forum 2013

Registration is now open for Comics Forum 2013: Small Press and Undergrounds, which will be running at Leeds Central Library on the 21st and 22nd of November. This year features a fantastic lineup of speakers and papers, including a talk by the editors of the fantastic Asteroid Belter newspaper published for children as part of Newcastle’s Science Festival – well ... Read More »

Reading for pleasure helps kids in the classroom, says study (we know, say scientists)

The 2013 British Science Festival prouduced 10,000 copies of Asteroid Belter, a comic newspaper promoting science. Photo: Newcastle Science Comic

Children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers, according to new research from the London-based Institute of Education. All the more reason to give them a comic, then – an ethos adopted by this year’s British Science Festival in Newcastle, which backed the creation of the wonderful, free Newcastle Science Comic Asteroid ... Read More »

British Science Festival gets set to publish science comic

Science includes the study of epic themes. Themes so epic they go beyond research journals and textbooks. You know, the sort of epic themes that leap off the pages of comic books into the hearts and minds of children. The beauty of epic themes is that you can take them as seriously as you like. Some particularly awesome epic themes ... Read More »

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