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!

Great British Graphic Novel "Tube Map" by Hunt Emerson

Creating Comics: Why British publishers attempts to launch a graphic novels line keep failing, and how to do it better

Eisner Award-nominated editor, writer and publishing consultant Tim Pilcher ponders the problems getting a successful graphic comics line off the ground for British publishers… Lately I’ve been musing on why it is that traditional British book publishers have never really launched a successful and sustained graphic novel list. I think it comes down to several factors: Firstly,Continue reading Creating Comics: Why British publishers attempts to launch a graphic novels line keep failing, and how to do it better

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Jack & Lucy, a free comic by Rachael Smith and Jacob Phillips, tackles teen mental health issues

Jack & Lucy is a 16-page free mini comic written by Rachael Smith, illustrated by Jacob Phillips (editor of The Mancunian Way, a small-press magazine celebrating all things Manc through illustration, writing, design and photography), edited by Tim Pilcher, and designed by Jim Devlin. Launched at Oldham Comic Con last weekend, Jack & Lucy tells the storyContinue reading Jack & Lucy, a free comic by Rachael Smith and Jacob Phillips, tackles teen mental health issues

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Watchmen rarity on offer from comic creator Tim Pilcher in bid to attend San Diego Comic Con

Author, comics writer and editor Tim Pilcher has not one but two books nominated for an Eisner Awards this year – How Comics Work, co-written with comic artist and writer Dave Gibbons, which we really liked, and Deconstructing The Incal, co-edited with Alex Donoghue. It’s the first time Tim has ever been nominated for anContinue reading Watchmen rarity on offer from comic creator Tim Pilcher in bid to attend San Diego Comic Con

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In Review: How Comics Work by Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher

How Comics Work By Dave Gibbons, Tim Pilcher Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group – Wellfleet Press The Book: This “How It’s Done” series reveals insider hints, tips, and tricks from one of the world’s greatest comic creators in his own words. The artist behind juggernauts like Watchmen and Green Lantern, Dave Gibbons is here to teachContinue reading In Review: How Comics Work by Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher