The fourth annual Dundee Comics Day, part of the Dundee Literary Festival, will take place at Dundee University on Sunday 27 June 2010 and this year’s theme is Creating Comics.
The guest speakers have now been announced and include Alan Davis, Rian Hughes, Pat Mills and Dez Skinn. With the addition of a workshop on creating Manga run by Nana Li, Dundee’s impressive line-up of guests cover the entire range of comics creation from writing and artwork, via design and editing, through to publishing the end product.
As in previous years, the day will also include the opening of a comics exhibition in the University’s Lamb Gallery. After the Beano’s 70th birthday exhibition and last year’s 30th anniversary of Starblazer, the subject of this year’s exhibition is the late DC Thomson humour artist Bill Richie, perhaps best known for his work on Baby Crockett in the Beezer.
Tickets for the full day, beginning at 11am and finishing at 7pm, are £10 for adults and £5 for children under 13 and the cost of the ticket includes refreshments during the day.
More details of the Dundee Comics Day are available on the Dundee Literary Festival’s website and tickets can be purchased from the University’s on-line store.
The downthetubes review of last year’s Dundee Comics Day is here and the review of the Starblazer exhibition is here.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.
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