Four Weeks to the Wonderlands Graphic Novel Expo

When is a comic con not a ‘Comic Con’? When it’s a ‘Graphic Novel Expo’. Wonderlands: The UK Graphic Novel Expo is taking place on Saturday 30 May 2015 at the University of Sunderland’s Chester Road campus as part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice InContinue reading Four Weeks to the Wonderlands Graphic Novel Expo

Wonderlands Graphic Novel Expo 2015

Steve Bell and Posy Simmonds on guest list for “Wonderlands” Graphic Novel Expo in Sunderland

  Inspired by Bryan Talbot‘s classic graphic novel Alice in Sunderland, Sunderland University is to host a major event for all fans of graphic novels on Saturday 30th May. 2015 is the 150th Anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland, one of the world’s most popular books. There are many connections between ‘Alice’ and author, LewisContinue reading Steve Bell and Posy Simmonds on guest list for “Wonderlands” Graphic Novel Expo in Sunderland

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Dave Gibbons Named UK’s first Comics Laureate

Bestselling graphic novelist Dave Gibbons is to become the first Comics Laureate. The announcement was made by internationally acclaimed comics authority and graphic novelist Scott McCloud at the launch of new charity Comics Literacy Awareness (CLAw) at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival on 17th October. The role of Comics Laureate is to be appointedContinue reading Dave Gibbons Named UK’s first Comics Laureate

Strontium Dog and Sweeney Todd nominated for Stan Lee-backed award

The shortlist for the 2013 Stan Lee Excelsior Awards has been announced and includes two British titles – Strontium Dog : The Life and Death of Johnny Alpha and Classical Comics’ Sweeney Todd – alongside several overeseas projects. Created by Paul Register from Eccelsfield School, the Awards started out as a Sheffield-based project, attracting theContinue reading Strontium Dog and Sweeney Todd nominated for Stan Lee-backed award

Guest Post: Challenging Attitudes towards Comics

Paul Register Paul Register is a school librarian at Ecclesfield School, Sheffield and organiser of the Stan Lee Excelsior Award for graphic novels and manga aimed at 11-16 year olds created in partnership with the Stan Lee Foundation, dediciated to improving literacy worldwide… I’ve just been reading a document recommended to me by a teacher.Continue reading Guest Post: Challenging Attitudes towards Comics