It’s that time of year again… Glasgow Comic Con! The show is at the Royal Concert Hall on 30th June. A selection of yer League of Comic pals will be there:
In the Lomond Foyer we have:
Steven Ingram at table L6
Craig Cunninghan at L9
Ell J Walker at L10
Eve Greenwood at L33
and in the Clyde Foyer:
Hari Conner at table C33
You’ll also find some of Zu Dominiak’s awesome comics at the Inkpot Studios table at L30!
As well as this, while he doesn’t have a table, Zhou Fang’s has book Garden been nominated for the evening’s SICBA Awards in the Up and Coming Talent and Best Graphic Novel categories which is super exciting!
It should be a great day so hopefully we’ll see you there 🙂
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+.
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.
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!
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!
A few more photos of everyone getting into the Manga zone:
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!
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.