Graphic Shakespeare: Call for Entries

Graphic Shakespeare Competition Launched

A new Graphic Shakespeare Competition has just been launched as part of the activities surrounding the Elsinore Conference: Shakespeare the Next 400 Years in Denmark this April.  The competition is open to comics creators worldwide and challenges creators to bring their own vision to classic scenes from the Bard’s plays. To enter, you must express your interestContinue reading Graphic Shakespeare Competition Launched

Four Weeks to the Wonderlands Graphic Novel Expo

When is a comic con not a ‘Comic Con’? When it’s a ‘Graphic Novel Expo’. Wonderlands: The UK Graphic Novel Expo is taking place on Saturday 30 May 2015 at the University of Sunderland’s Chester Road campus as part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice InContinue reading Four Weeks to the Wonderlands Graphic Novel Expo

Wonderlands Graphic Novel Expo 2015

Steve Bell and Posy Simmonds on guest list for “Wonderlands” Graphic Novel Expo in Sunderland

  Inspired by Bryan Talbot‘s classic graphic novel Alice in Sunderland, Sunderland University is to host a major event for all fans of graphic novels on Saturday 30th May. 2015 is the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland, one of the world’s most popular books. There are many connections between ‘Alice’ and author, LewisContinue reading Steve Bell and Posy Simmonds on guest list for “Wonderlands” Graphic Novel Expo in Sunderland

Dave Gibbons

Dave Gibbons Named UK’s first Comics Laureate

Bestselling graphic novelist Dave Gibbons is to become the first Comics Laureate. The announcement was made by internationally acclaimed comics authority and graphic novelist Scott McCloud at the launch of new charity Comics Literacy Awareness (CLAw) at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival on 17th October. The role of Comics Laureate is to be appointedContinue reading Dave Gibbons Named UK’s first Comics Laureate

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SelfMadeHero creators head for Edinburgh International Book Festival

 SelfMadeHero, UK’s award-winning independent publisher, is attending this year’s 30th Edinburgh International Book Festival with a number of its top British creators taking part in the newly created graphic novel section, Stripped on 25th and 26th August 2013. Glyn Dillon, author and illustrator on the highly acclaimed Nao of Brown will be sharing the stage with Dockwood author John McNaughtContinue reading SelfMadeHero creators head for Edinburgh International Book Festival