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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. Running 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

The Fisk Jubilee Singers (seen here at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893) performed at Newcastle's Tyne Concert Hall, as did many other black entertainers.

Applied Comics seeks comic writers and artists for new 

Lydia Wysocki over at Applied Comics Etc has dropped us a line appealing for comic creators to work on a great new project with a Civil Rights theme. “We’re making a comic to give children age 8-14 some context about the civil rights history of Tyneside,” she tells us. “We need six comics artist-writers. “It’sContinue reading Applied Comics seeks comic writers and artists for new 

10 Days to Mancster Con 2015, celebrating indie sequential art in the North West

  There are just ten days to go to MancsterCon 2015 on 29th August 2015, which will be held at the University of Salford Media City campus. Featured guests include Adam Cadwell, creator of Blood Blokes and Lydia Wysocki, creator of the Newcastle Science Comic, among others. MancsterCon is a Manchester based weekend bonanza of sequential art where writers, artists, animators, otaku, cosplayersContinue reading 10 Days to Mancster Con 2015, celebrating indie sequential art in the North West