Every year, in the countdown to the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, we bring you a series of interviews with guests at the event. Over 70 are attending in 2018 in October (and that’s not including creators you’ll find in… Read More ›
Scotland in the spotlight at this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival
Kendal’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival has played host to creators of many nations – and this year, the Scots will be among the nations in the spotlight over the Festival weekend in October. The weekend-long Festival will give visitors the… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Comic Art Festival Academic Sessions announced for October in Kendal
The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has announced this year’s “Friday Sessions” – a full day of talks and discussions exploring comic art in all its guises, taking place Friday 12th October 2018 as part of the Festival weekend in Kendal. The… Read More ›
Creators @ Dunfermline Comic Con 2016
The inaugural Dunfermline Comic Con, held in the Scottish town’s Glen Pavilion on Saturday 5 March 2016, proved to be something of a runaway success. With all its tickets sold out in advance, the event was well attended by the… Read More ›
In Revew: Saltire Invasion Deluxe Edition
Writer: John Ferguson Artists: Claire Roe, Gary Welsh, Tone Julskjaer and Lauren Knight Letterer: Phillip Vaughan Publisher: Diamond Steel Comics Released: 27th August 2015 When Saltire: Invasion was first launched in 2013 and reviewed by downthetubes, Diamond Steel Comics… Read More ›
Saltire Goes To (Scottish) Schools!
Struggling to get children to pick up a book? Comic books and graphic novels might be the key to boosting literacy in youngsters, particularly boys, say researchers – and now Scotland’s newest superhero, Saltire, is joining efforts to encourage reading…. Read More ›
Saltire Fan Art Competition Launched
The team behind the Scottish superhero story Saltire are running a Fan Art Competition – and the winners will see their artwork in print. Saltire , published by Diamond Steel Comics, is a series centring around a Scottish comic book superhero,… Read More ›
In Review: Saltire – Annihilation Part 2
Writer: John Ferguson Art: Claire Roe Colour: Lauren Knight Publisher: Diamond Steel Comics Out: 11th April 2015 The Book: As blood thins and silence echoes, a fresh torment builds behind the southern wall. When heroes fall, who will stand against an… Read More ›
Comics, So What? at Dundee University: A Good Day Had By All!
For most of us, the idea of a day chatting and hearing about comics has to be as close to a perfect way to spend an afternoon as we could get. In this event, Dundee University got it exactly… Read More ›