Comics & Research: Applied Comics Network

Newcastle University venue for next Comics & Research: Applied Comics Network event

Newcastle University is to be the venue for a free Comics & Research: Applied Comics Network event next month. Speakers will be Lydia Wysocki (School of Education Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University), archaeological illustrator John Swogger, Florence Okoye (of the Natural History Museum). The presentation title is From the Woman who Walked to theContinue reading Newcastle University venue for next Comics & Research: Applied Comics Network event

Thought Bubble 2018 - Shazleen Khan - SNIP

Looking Back at Thought Bubble 2018 and finding new ways to learn the comic craft

Artist and writer Gavin Pollock looks back at this year’s Thought Bubble Festival and reflects on its unique approach to promoting comics and, more widely the opportunities seeking to learn the comic craft it brings into focus… Thought Bubble day started easily enough when the stray cat turned up yowling for food. Cats are strangeContinue reading Looking Back at Thought Bubble 2018 and finding new ways to learn the comic craft

The cover of Freedom City Comics by Paul Peart Smith and Paul Barry with Brian Ward

Tynside’s freedom fighters immortalised in a new, free comic

Historical figures from Britain’s North East, including suffragette Emily Davison, the Jarrow Marchers and anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass are among the Tyneside radicals whose stories are told in Freedom City Comics, which is to be distributed free around Newcastle and made available as a free comics download from 1st October 2017. The new anthology, celebratingContinue reading Tynside’s freedom fighters immortalised in a new, free comic

Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo Returns to Sunderland in June

The Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo is returning to the University of Sunderland City Space building on Saturday 3 June 2017. RunningĀ from 10am to 5pm it will feature its usual selection of talks, panels, workshops and a Publisher’s Hall of artists, writers, small pressers and dealers. Creators joining Bryan and Mary Talbot this year includeContinue reading Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo Returns to Sunderland in June