Photo Review: Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo 2016

Saturday 28 May 2016 saw the Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo return to the CitySpace building of the University Of Sunderland. Named for the city’s links with Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and inaugurated last year to help celebrate the book’s 150 anniversary, Wonderlands is part Sunderland’s bid to be UK City Of Culture in 2021Continue reading Photo Review: Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo 2016

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Success of free “Asteroid Belter” comic springboards “Applied Comics Etc” project

  Last year, the British Science Festival in Newcastle backed the creation of 10,000 copies of the wonderful, free Newcastle Science Comic Asteroid Belter, bringing science to life in a terrific comic newspaper, edited by editors Paul Thompson and Lydia Wysocki, whose over seventy contributors included Dave Windett & John Gatehouse, Graham Pearce, Jenny Rigby,Owen D. Pomery, Terry Wiley.Continue reading Success of free “Asteroid Belter” comic springboards “Applied Comics Etc” project

The 2013 British Science Festival prouduced 10,000 copies of Asteroid Belter, a comic newspaper promoting science. Photo: Newcastle Science Comic

Reading for pleasure helps kids in the classroom, says study (we know, say scientists)

Children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers, according to new research from the London-based Institute of Education. All the more reason to give them a comic, then – an ethos adopted by this year’s British Science Festival in Newcastle, which backed the creation of the wonderful,Continue reading Reading for pleasure helps kids in the classroom, says study (we know, say scientists)

British Science Festival gets set to publish science comic

Science includes the study of epic themes. Themes so epic they go beyond research journals and textbooks. You know, the sort of epic themes that leap off the pages of comic books into the hearts and minds of children. The beauty of epic themes is that you can take them as seriously as you like.Continue reading British Science Festival gets set to publish science comic