As was the case last year, Edinburgh Comic Art Festival comes in two parts. The first during the Book Festival in August which was a great success and the second is coming up this Sunday 24th November!
As before, it’s at the Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, EH6 8RG, Edinburgh. It will be open from 12-5pm and there will be a smattering of ELC artists among the 42 creators tabling at the event. Here’s where we’ll all be:
Craig Cunningham at table 6a Ell J Walker at table 6b Eve Greenwood at table 21a Alex Assan at table 21b Aimee Lockwood at table 22a Steven Ingram at table 27a J W Murray at table 27b & Claire Hubbard at table 29
It’s Thought Bubble this weekend! So excited. Thought Bubble is always one of the highlights of the comics year and this time has the extra added spice of the new venue in Harrogate. As usual there will be a handful of League of Comicers scattered around the show. Here’s where you’ll find us all…
In the Ask For Mercy hall we’ll have:
Alex Assan at table 13 Eve Greenwood at table 14 (Eve will have their graphic novel Inhibit at a show outside of Scotland for the first time.) Hari Conner at table 15 Zhou Fang at table 79 Steven Ingram at table 186a (Steven will have his new comic MurMur #3 debuting at the show.) & Fran Morton at table 193a
and in the Comixology Hall we’ll have:
Zu Dominiak at table 131a (Zu will have the second issue of Isle of Eye debuting this weekend.) Aimee Lockwood at table 131b (Aimee will have her new book Devil Dogs with her.) Will Morris at table 145 & Claire Hubbard also at table 145! (Claire’s recent Kickstarter success Wild Lives will be launching at the show.)
If you’re in Harrogate this weekend pop round and say hi!
It’s a busy month so let’s dive right into what we’ve been/are going to be up to!
Claire Hubbard’s Wild Lives on Kickstarter!
Claire Hubbard currently has a new comic funding on Kickstarter. It’s called Wild Lives and is a collection of comics inspired by wild animals and the interesting ways they live their lives! It looks gorgeous and you can check it out here.
Edward Ross at Portobello Book Festival – 5th October
Edward Ross is chairing an event at Portobello Book Festival about representations of scientists in children’s picture books with Melissa Terras who’s written a book called Picture Book Professors. It’s on Saturday 5th October at 2pm in Portobello Baptist Church Hall. Edward will also be discussing his own work illustrating science based comics. The annual festival is entirely run by volunteers and everything is free – check out the website for more events.
Steven Ingram illustrates Nae Danger
Steven Ingram recently illustrated a resource for YouthLink Scotland’s No Knives Better Lives campaign. Called Nae Danger, it is a young person’s bystander guide to understanding how to safely intervene in a situation when someone you know is carrying a knife. The book is available to download from the No Knives Better Lives website.
It’s that time of year again where artists torture themselves by posting new drawings every day for the month of October. A bunch of ELC artists are taking part and here’s where you can find them all:
This time next week (Sunday 11th August) its Edinburgh Comic Art Festival! The show is part if the Edinburgh Interational Book Festival which is exciting and is being held at the French Institute in West Parliament Square just off the Royal Mile.
The doors are open from 10am to 5pm.
As usual there will be a decent fistful of League of Comicers there. Here’s where we’ll all be:
Hey it’s that time of year again… Glasgow Comic Con! It’s one of the highlights of the convention year and we’re really looking forward to it. As is usual now it’s at the Royal Concert Hall and runs from 10am to 6:30pm on Saturday 29th June.