This year Edinburgh Comic Art Festival has partnered up with the Edinburgh Book Festival for what we’re sure will be a super awesome event! It’s next Sunday 12th August at the Principal Hotel, Charlotte Square and FREE entry, so there’s really no excuse not to stick your head around the door if you’re in town!
There will be a swathe of League of Comics artists there. Here’s where we’ll all be:
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Aimee Lockwood will be at Table 35a. She’ll have her art prints and the comics Pushinka and the brand new Still Life.
Eve Greenwood will be at Table 10. They’ll have the comic Deadinburgh and an illustration skecthbook from the webcomic Inhibit.
Ell J Walker will be at Table 29 with her comic The Kelpie along with her Beetle, Axolotl and Gazelle minis.
Steven Ingram will be on Table 26. He’ll have his graphic novel Left along with MurMur and Platyp-Eye comics.
Zhou Fang will be at Table 17b with his award winning graphic novel Garden.
Zu Dominiak will be at Table 34a lots of comics including the excellent Donut Trouble and Bird Boy.
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!