Comics @ Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival have been in touch to let us know about three comics related events taking place in Edinburgh and Glasgow in October 2011 as part of their festival.

A Day in the Life: Cartooning Workshop
Work with artist Marie-Louise Plum to create a cartoon strip about a day in your life, featuring what you think matters. All participants will have the opportunity for their strip to be exhibited in the centre and/or included in a book.
This workshop will take place on Saturday 8 October at 11am at the North Edinburgh Arts Centre, West Pilton, Edinburgh. Admission is free.

To Those Who Forget: Padecen
Spanish artist Paco Roca‘s vibrant comic has now been translated into a film about a man with Alzheimer’s. The screening will be accompanied by a panel discussion about the creative process involved in making both pieces of work.
This screening will take place on Sunday 9 October at 5pm at The Old Ambulance Depot, Brunswick Depot, off Leith Walk, Edinburgh. Admission is free.

ImagiNation
A panel discussion of authors, graphic novelists and poets led by Dr Christopher Murray, of the Dundee Comics Day, on the important role of comics in allowing people in Scotland to dream big and let their imaginations go wild. Covers everything from The Bash Street Kids to Judge Dredd, as well as looking at the more gritty style of contemporary Scottish graphic novels.
This discussion will take place on Saturday 15 October at 1.30pm in the Centre For Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow city centre. Admission is free.

There are more details of all the events taking place during Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival on the festival website.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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