Frank Santoro, Aidan Koch and Connor Willumsen at the 2016 Lakes International Comic Art Festival, talking about the evolution of the Comic Workbook as both a platform and guidance for budding comics artists. Photo courtesy Comic Workbook

From the Trenches: The Lakes International Comic Festival’s Academic Workshop

Mel Gibson reports on another aspect of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – its academic workshop, an aspect set to expand next year… The Lakes International Comic Art Festival‘s approach to developing links with the academy is distinctive. Their work with Lancaster University, for instance, which has led to Benoît Peeters becoming the UK’s first professorContinue reading From the Trenches: The Lakes International Comic Festival’s Academic Workshop

Jan Shepheard, art editor on Valiant and 2000AD. Photo © Sue Smith, used with permission.

House of Illustration “Women Making Girls’ Comics” Event Tomorrow

London’s House of Illustration will be shining a spotlight on the work of women creators from the ‘Golden Age’ of British comics aimed at younger female audiences, with Jenni Scott, Mel Gibson and David Roach tomorrow afternoon (16th April 2016). The women writers and artists who worked on British girls’ comics of the 1970s and 80s were oftenContinue reading House of Illustration “Women Making Girls’ Comics” Event Tomorrow

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

British Comedy Conference seeks papers on comedy and comics

The organisers of the Sixth International Comedy Conference, which will take place later at the University of Salford have issued a Call for Papers. The theme for this year’s two-day conference is ‘Drawing The Line’ and the academic event aims to push the boundaries and take on board topics that deal with comedy and humourContinue reading British Comedy Conference seeks papers on comedy and comics