Since receiving the ‘mantle’ (or indeed the slightly cheesy-looking cloak) from previous incumbent Dave Gibbons at the 2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival, UK Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard has not rested on his laurels. Carole Tait reports… The Comics Laureate is an ambassadorial and educational role for the comic medium and aims to raise awarenessContinue reading Catching Up with Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard – A Year in the Life
The inaugural Dunfermline Comic Con, held in the Scottish town’s Glen Pavilion on Saturday 5 March 2016, proved to be something of a runaway success. With all its tickets sold out in advance, the event was well attended by the public and for a first time event by first time organisers it attracted an impressiveContinue reading Creators @ Dunfermline Comic Con 2016
Dundee is fast becoming a go-to location in Scotland for comic-related events. We have Dee-Con in April and the Comics Day in October as part of the Dundee Literary Festival. This year, we also had a Will Eisner event in March. Another event that could be of interest is the Masters Show 2015 later this month, where studentsContinue reading Dundee’s “Masters Show” 2015 to profile new animation talent
The free anime/manga/cosplayer convention now known as Dee-Con has been running in one form or another at the University of Dundee’s DUSA Student’s Union on a Saturday around Eastertime since 2009. Originally named D-Con (as a contraction of Dundee Convention) it was run in DUSA by a group of university students from 2009 to 2011Continue reading In Review: Dee-Con and Dundee Comics Expo 2015
For most of us, the idea of a day chatting and hearing about comics has to be as close to a perfect way to spend an afternoon as we could get. In this event, Dundee University got it exactly right with its Comics, So What? event,organised in conjunction with London’s Cartoon Museum – andContinue reading Comics, So What? at Dundee University: A Good Day Had By All!