Comics @ Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015

The Edinburgh International Book Festival, the world’s largest literary festival which runs from 15 to 31 August 2015 in the Scottish capital’s Charlotte Square Gardens, opens its box office for ticket sales today. As in previous year’s BookFest has a selection of comics creators in its programme under the heading of “Stripped”. Named for the impressiveContinue reading Comics @ Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015

The Sculptor by Scott McCloud

SelfMadeHero reveals Spring 2015 slate

Top independent publisher SelfMadeHero, whose recent titles include the simply brilliant The Motherless Oven by Rob Davis and the stunning AAMA saga by Frederik Peeters (the second volume is out now), have just announced their Spring 2015 slate. February sees the release of The Sculptor by Scott McCloud. The best selling author of Understanding Comics returns with a spellbinding urbanContinue reading SelfMadeHero reveals Spring 2015 slate

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Dundee Comic Day 2014 lands Pat Mills as headline guest

  There has been a major change to the line up for this year’s Dundee Comics Day which we first reported on back in August, with events running on both 25th and 26th October as part of the Dundee Literary Festival. Headlining this year’s event will now be Pat Mills, who first worked in the comicsContinue reading Dundee Comic Day 2014 lands Pat Mills as headline guest

How to Write a Graphic Novel - Guardian Masterclass

Guardian Masterclass announced: How to Write a Graphic Novel

(with thanks to Kenny Penman for the heads up): The Guardian newspaper is running a masterclass titled How to Write A Graphic novel in September, curated by graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero with tutors including Pat Mills, Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and several graphic novels, and comic book critic and historian PaulContinue reading Guardian Masterclass announced: How to Write a Graphic Novel

Caption 2013 logo by Rian Hughes

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

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-25thContinue reading Caption, the comics creator’s convention, guest list revealed