European comics residencies on offer in 2014

(with thanks to Matt Badham, via kushkomikiss): Until the 30th November you can apply for a one-month comics residency in 2014 in the European cities of Riga, Tallinn, Helsinki, Malmö, Kiel or Leipzig.

The CUNE Comics-in-Residence is primarily aimed at comic artists from the following 11 countries: Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and Russia, but artists from other European countries may apply as well.

The project gives comic artists and other professionals a chance to explore the culture, the people and the local comics scene of their neighbouring European countries. Through individual projects and collaboration with local comics actives, the artists can form new professional and personal ties and exchange essential know-how.

The residency benefits include accommodation at a local residence for one artist, a daily project allowance, return travel expenses – and am incredible opportunity to discover a new city and its comics scene!

CUNE CiR is organised by the Finnish Comics Society, kushkomikss, the Estonian Comics Society, the Swedish Comics Association, PURE FRUIT and The Millionaires Club.

• Head over to the CUNE website find out all about the different residencies and fill out your application

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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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