Script And Art Droids Converge On Dundee

The latest guest list for the Dundee Comics Day, that runs as part of the Dundee Literary Festival at Dundee University, maintains the event’s reputation for inviting an impressive array of speakers. This year’s theme is “Wot Comics Taught Me…” and speaking on the day will be an impressive selection of 2000AD script and art droids including artists Cam Kennedy, Frank Quitely and Colin MacNeil plus writers John Wagner and Robbie Morrison.

Also attending will be the creative team behind the Scottish Independent Comic Book Award winning graphic novel Burke and Hare, writer Martin Conaghan and artist Will Pickering, and returning for a second visit to the Dundee event will be comics expert Paul Gravett who no doubt will have at least 1001 suggestions for comics that the attendees could read.

In addition to the talks and signing sessions, the University will be hosting the Commando Battlelines exhibition celebrating Commando’s 50th anniversary, an exhibition that is in addition to the Draw Your Weapons exhibition at the National Army Museum in London. The exact dates of the Dundee exhibition have yet to be announced but it will be open to attendees at the event.

The 2011 Dundee Comics Day takes place at Dundee University on Sunday 30 October. Tickets are £10 per adult and £5 for under 13s for the complete day and will be available from the Dundee Literary Festival website in due course.

There are more details of the Dundee Comics Day on the event’s Facebook page.

The downthetubes review of the 2010 Dundee Comics Day is here.

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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