The University of Dundee tam at San Diego Comic Con 2018 with Scott McCloud (centre)

San Diego Comic Con 2018: The Academic’s Eye View!

Phillip Vaughan from the University of Dundee reports on this year’s San Diego Comic Con, casting an academic’s eye over one of the biggest annual comics gatherings in the United States… I have been lucky enough to attend four San Diego Comic Cons now, presenting academic papers at the Comics Arts Conference and, from lastContinue reading San Diego Comic Con 2018: The Academic’s Eye View!

Lakes International Comic Art Festival 2018 Promotional Art by Petteri Tikkanen 

Early Bird tickets for Lakes International Comic Art Festival go on sale, first guests announced

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced the first of its guests for its Festival weekend in Kendal (12th – 14th October 2018). A range of Early Bird Passes, available for a limited time only, are on sale now. First to be announced are British guests Yomi Ayeni, Ottilie Hainsworth, Kripa Joshi (who originallyContinue reading Early Bird tickets for Lakes International Comic Art Festival go on sale, first guests announced

Rian Hughes: Logo-a-Gogo Talk and Signing - Gosh 15th March 2018

Rian Hughes talks “Logo-a-Gogo” at Gosh! next month, takes time out to create new Doctor Who logo concept

Comics artist and designer Rian Hughes will be at Gosh! in London on Thursday 15th March 2018 for a talk and Q&A to celebrate the launch of his new book on pop culture branding, Logo-a-Gogo. Rian embodies the word prolific. Since starting work in the 1980s his work in illustration, graphic design, and typography have comeContinue reading Rian Hughes talks “Logo-a-Gogo” at Gosh! next month, takes time out to create new Doctor Who logo concept

Sneak Peek: Artist Rian Hughes’ I Am a Number

When everyone has a number, everyone knows their place. Lower numbers are better, higher numbers are less important, and that’s just the way it is. But what if that number could change? You might try to buck the system and assert your individuality… or you might end up with a big fat zero. Big questionsContinue reading Sneak Peek: Artist Rian Hughes’ I Am a Number

Custom Lettering of the 20s & ‘30s - Cover

New “Custom Lettering” in the works from top comics artist and designer Rian Hughes

Coming soon from London-based Korero Press is a new book from top artist and designer Rian Hughes, Custom Lettering of the 20s & ‘30s. The new book is a celebration of the beautiful and stylistically diverse hand-drawn lettering that dominated book covers, magazines, posters and advertising in the inter-war period. Elegant modernistic type experiments jostleContinue reading New “Custom Lettering” in the works from top comics artist and designer Rian Hughes