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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 »

Photo Review: Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo 2016

Saturday 28 May 2016 saw the Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo return to the CitySpace building of the University Of Sunderland. Named for the city’s links with Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and inaugurated last year to help celebrate the book’s 150 anniversary, Wonderlands is part Sunderland’s bid to be UK City Of Culture in 2021 and this second event retained ... Read More »

Clockwork Watch, a steampunk transmedia project, proves a delight

Clockwork Watch - The Arrival - Cover

  One of my Lakes International Comic Art Festival finds was the glorious Clockwork Watch, created by Yomi Ayeni of Articipate Media – a collaborative storytelling project set in a retro-futurist vision of Victorian England that launched thanks to a successful crowdfunding pitch back in 2011, and launched with a live event called Tomorrow’s World… Today! – an immersive live event held in London back ... Read More »

Knockabout Comics, VIZ and other comic rebels get set to subvert the Lakes Festival

Calculus Cat by Hunt Emerson

The Edinburgh Festival has its own Fringe, and every major political party conference has its fringe events, both straight-laced and bizarre… and now this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival (17th – 19th October 2014) has gained its own subversive edge, courtesy of VIZ, Knockabout Comics and other ne’er do wells! The Magnificent Knockabout White Elephant Emporium is, we’re told, suitable for ... Read More »

Caption, the comics creator’s convention, guest list revealed

Caption 2013 logo by Rian Hughes

Oxford’s East Oxford Community Centre is once again host to Britain’s longest-running comics festival Caption next month – with a terrific guest list including of both new and experienced talent, including top comic artist and designer Rian Hughes, who created the event’s ‘robot logo’ for this year. Established in 1992, Caption, which takes place 24th-25th August, established itself from the ... Read More »

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