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British Library partners with Universities on Digital Comics PhD projects

The British Library is collaborating with university partners to award PhD funding for four new doctoral research projects, starting in October 2019, two on digital comics. As we previously reported, the projects will be co-supervised by the British Library, offering unique opportunities for bespoke research training and professional development. Two of those are on UKContinue reading British Library partners with Universities on Digital Comics PhD projects

European Graphic Novels: Drawing Untold Stories - 16th October 2018

In Pictures: European Graphic Novels: Drawing Untold Stories at the British Library

Following up on their appearance at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Czech artists Tomáš Kučerovský and Toy_Box, two of the authors of the collective project We’re Still at War, were joined at the British Library in London last night by German-American author and illustrator Nora Krug (Heimat) for a panel titled “European Graphic Novels:Continue reading In Pictures: European Graphic Novels: Drawing Untold Stories at the British Library

CDP students at the British Library. Image courtesy British Library

British Library offers opportunity to study for a PhD in British Digital Comics

The British Library has opened its new round of applications for funded collaborative PhD studentships, and this year there is an opportunity to study for a PhD in British Digital Comics. Academics at UK universities are being invited to submit proposals for AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships with the British Library, which will support up toContinue reading British Library offers opportunity to study for a PhD in British Digital Comics

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Cartoon Cats and Gormenghast too – British Library Comics and Art Events for autumn 2018

The list of talks at the British Library this autumn has been released and there are some great events for comics and fantasy novel fans, featuring some terrific creators from both the UK and Europe. First up is “European Graphic Novels: Drawing Untold Stories“, chaired by author Paul Gravett on 16th October. The talk probesContinue reading Cartoon Cats and Gormenghast too – British Library Comics and Art Events for autumn 2018

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Creating Comics: An Interview with artist and writer Olivia Hicks

The latest 2000AD Sci Fi Special was released last week and I mentioned how much I enjoyed the Terror Tale, “The Hockey Sticks of Hell”, from writer Olivia Hicks with art by Abigail Bulmer. Phillip Vaughan, Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee and Art Director at Dundee Comics Creative Space, has very kindly given downthetubesContinue reading Creating Comics: An Interview with artist and writer Olivia Hicks