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We Read Comics Podcast spotlights Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s “Black Hammer”

Radio Summerhall is a group of arts podcasts coming out of the Summerhall arts hub in Edinburgh, and it has recently added the We Read Comics podcast to its roster. There are two shows up already, the second of which saw myself joining Jenny Mayhew (who also runs a book podcast on Radio Summerhall) andContinue reading We Read Comics Podcast spotlights Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s “Black Hammer”

Elaine Constance Smith remembers The Dandy for A Comic Celebration: The Dandy. Image: BBC

“Two Doors Down” star Elaine Constance Smith celebrates “The Dandy” for BBC Radio Scotland

(Updated 19th July to add Beano links): As the Beano prepares to celebrate 80 years of comic fun, Two Doors Down star Elaine Constance Smith has been remembering its naughty older sibling The Dandy, created by DC Thomson in 1937, for BBC Radio Scotland – with the help of numerous comic creators. For A Comic Celebration:Continue reading “Two Doors Down” star Elaine Constance Smith celebrates “The Dandy” for BBC Radio Scotland

Former Tharg Steve MacManus probed in latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast!

There’s a slightly different episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast on offer this week as the team take an episode off. In place of their usual format, you get the opportunity to listen to a recording of the  “Meet The Mighty One: A Celebration of 2000AD” panel recorded at this year’s Festival.Continue reading Former Tharg Steve MacManus probed in latest Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast!

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions

Lakes International Comic Art Festival announces October “Academic Sessions” conference details

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival will be hosting the LICAF Academic Sessions 2017 on Friday 13th October, the first day of its three-day Festival Weekend, kindly supported by Lancaster University. A small scale conference for those interested in comics and graphic novels and their growing impact in universities and beyond, guest speakers will be John McShane, translator andContinue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival announces October “Academic Sessions” conference details

How to Create Graphic Novels by Rodolphe Töpffer - Sample Art

Rodolphe Töpffer’s classic guide to the medium, “How to Create Graphic Novels”, re-published by Lakes International Comic Art Festival

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival  has announced the publication of a special edition of How to Create Graphic Novels by Rodolphe Töpffer. First published in 1845, it was the first ever book on creating graphic novels, which has been translated, edited, and introduced by John McShane and designed by Festival patron Sean Phillips. Along with the recently-announced The Spirit ofContinue reading Rodolphe Töpffer’s classic guide to the medium, “How to Create Graphic Novels”, re-published by Lakes International Comic Art Festival