Wonderlands 2015 Publisher's Hall with a selection of dealers, publishers, creators and small press. Photo: Jeremy Briggs

Wonderlands Wanders Back to Sunderland in May

  Wonderlands – a creative expo that saw the eyes of the graphic novel world fall on Sunderland last year is returning for a second year in May, after gaining international recognition in 2015. Wonderlands – the UK Graphic Novel Expo, named as a nod to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland author, Lewis Carroll – is once again taking place in SunderlandContinue reading Wonderlands Wanders Back to Sunderland in May

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London’s Barbican Library gets S.M.A.S.H.ed!

S.M.A.S.H. is a one-day all ages event at the Barbican Library on Saturday 7th November, produced in association with CityRead, Comica and the London Graphic Novel Network. The event has a great line up of creators, including author and comics writer Ben Aaronovitch (creator of the Rivers of London saga), Guardian cartoonist Steven Appleby (Guide to Life), Karrie FransmanContinue reading London’s Barbican Library gets S.M.A.S.H.ed!

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Dundee Literary Festival 2015 features comics guests, opening of Dundee Creative Comics Space

If you’re a comics fan and in the vicinity of Dundee from 21st October until 25th October 2015, then an attempt needs to be made to attend the Dundee Literary Festival. Most of the events are aimed at the bibliophiles amongst us, but there are at several events that should interest the comic readers. TheContinue reading Dundee Literary Festival 2015 features comics guests, opening of Dundee Creative Comics Space

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Lakes Festival Focus 2015: An Interview with Karrie Fransman, creator of “Death of the Artist”

Last year, in partnership with the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, downthetubes brought you a number of interviews with creators attending the event – and we’re delighted to be able to run a series in the run up to their eagerly anticipated 2015 event in October, continuing the series with an interview with graphic novelist andContinue reading Lakes Festival Focus 2015: An Interview with Karrie Fransman, creator of “Death of the Artist”

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