The biggest names in comic art will descend on Shrewsbury on the first weekend in June, for Comics Salopia, a new international comics festival, which organisers say is set to cement the town’s reputation as the unofficial home of the British comics industry – and got its official launch earlier today.Continue reading Shrewsbury gets set to become UK comics capital with “Comics Salopia” in June
The comic creator-focused event Comics Uncovered, announced in February, will now be part of the ICE Birmingham line up in September and will not take place in July as previously announced. “Due to circumstances beyond my control I have had to postpone this year’s Comics Uncovered and re-integrate the conference with ICE Birmingham in September,”Continue reading Comics Uncovered postponed, merged with ICE Birmingham in September
Many people have broken into the comic industry after attending the Birmingham event Comics Uncovered, which returns to the city this July. But breaking in is just part of the journey to a successful career in comics. “What Happens Next” is the question that the event’s latest confirmed guest speaker, artist Ian Richardson, (2000AD, Zenescope)Continue reading So you’ve broken into the comics industry… What do You do Next?
Comics publisher, artist and events organiser Shane Chebsey has launched a petition calling on the BBC to consider more regular coverage of comics as a medium. We think he has a point – the last major coverage (without 1960s Batman TV show type editorialising) was over ten years ago now, for Comics Britannia – soContinue reading In My View: Why Comics Need Better Media Coverage
Smallzone Events is ramping up publicity for Comics Uncovered 2018, which returns to Birmingham in July. Have you ever wanted to be a professional comics creator? Or are you a professional looking to take your career to the next level? Perhaps you’d like to be working for a major publisher or publishing your own comics?Continue reading Comics Uncovered returns to Birmingham in July, a must for aspiring comic creators