Category Archives: Events

Dunfermline Comic Con 2017

Hey ho.  It was Dunfermline Comic Con last weekend and it’s fast becoming one of the highlights of the Scottish comics year.  A bunch of ELCers were there plying their wares …

This chap is Craig Cunningham who had his comic collection Ruined and popular Inkbots card prints.

This excitable lady is Ell Walker.  She had her various comics including Beast in the Woods and her art prints.

Claire Hubbard was also there with her table of goodies.  In there are her comic The Cats that Stared and the anthology she edited Video Games for Good.

 

Zu Dominiak had her 24 hour comic The Orb available among a plethora of other comics.

Zu and Claire evaded the cameras around their tables, however they were caught posing later on.

Hari Conner was displaying her colourful art including the comics Bernie the Demon and the almost (almost!) finished series Nyx in the Overworld.

Steven Ingram was there debuting the final part of his comic Left.  Here he’s holding up the series in a thoroughly normal manner.

Also around was Luke Surl with his Suit-Up! playing cards.  Apart from sneaking in the background of this pic he somehow avoided the cameras though.

A great, bubble tea fueled, day was had by all.  Thanks to Little Shop of Heroes for putting on such a good event!

Kirkliston Library Manga Workshop

Recently we were invited by Kirkliston library to run a Manga Workshop! The event was held over two consecutive Saturdays this January, and was aimed at young people aged 10+.

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Setting up.

We started everybody off on day one with some character creation and development exercises, including the fearsome expressions sheet! How do you draw a smug ninja? It’s the ultimate challenge, but everyone really had fun with it and did a great job.

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Zuzanna’s example efforts

Then we moved on to a collaborative comic creation game – everybody drew one panel of a manga, then passed it on to the next person who continued the story (and so on). Everybody really seemed to have fun with this one!

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We were really pleased with how the first day went, so we were looking forward to coming back the next week and doing some more work with the participants on their own ideas. We gave some of the older people in the group a bit of homework – to come up with a character and a rough story for their own manga!

We weren’t sure if anyone was going to take us up on the exciting offer of extra homework, so we planned lots of activities for the second Saturday just in case. We needn’t have worried! All of the young people were really enthusiastic and came up with some brilliant ideas, which we helped them to develop. We did play a few rounds of my favourite game anyway, though – Monster Evolution!

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A few more photos of everyone getting into the Manga zone:

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Thanks to all of the talented young people for coming along and to the staff of Kirkliston library for making it a great couple of days!

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We’re so Manga.

Valentine’s Drink and Draw

The Edinburgh League of Comics is going to be holding a Valentine’s day Drink and Draw next month!

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(thanks to Will for the brilliant poster design!)

We’re going to be at The Southern (22-26 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9PR) on Friday the 20th of February from 8pm, so come along and bring your sketchbooks! We’ve got some great drawing games planned, but as ever feel free to come along and work on your own stuff too.

Valentines Drink and Draw Facebook Event here

Bad Santas and a Christmas Collaborative Comic

Hey, it was great to see so many of you at the Christmas Drink and Draw on Sunday night!

For those of you who couldn’t make it, we were mostly drawing Bad Santas – the Father Christmasses of your nightmares. As you can imagine that got pretty dark pretty fast, but here are a few of the more publishable ones:

We also had a comic going around the table, with everybody taking a turn to do half a page – the result is magnificent! But, uhh… this is a family friendly blog and the language is kind of colourful so I’m not going to publish the whole thing. Here are the first two pages though:

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If you want a printed copy let me know and I’ll try to bring it along to the next meet-up!

The deadline for the ELC Secret Santa drawing exchange is upon us today – hope you’re all as excited as I am to see the results. They’ll be going up on the blog soon, so watch this space!