As it’s Book Week Scotland this week I thought it would be fun to let you know what folks here at DCCS are reading currently. There will be a series of posts this week kicking off with our Coordinator Damon.
“I’ve been catching up with my comics reading recently after finishing my PhD. I picked up a few free comics at Kingdom Comics during Halloween Comic Fest, including TheUnbeatable Squirrel Girl, You Choose The Story #1. It’s funny and irreverent, and you get to chose how Squirrel Girl deals with her adventures, such as battling Swarm, a bad guy MADE OF BEES! It made me want to read more Squirrel Girl!”
We are very pleased to welcome Tom Foster as a guest to this afternoon’s Comics Club. He will be showing our young creators how he puts together his comics pages. He is currently working for 2000AD among others – check out his first 2000AD cover featuring Judge Dredd from earlier this year!
Come and join us for an H.G. Wells themed comics workshop, and whet your appetite for all things alien before the Martian Autopsy event at the University of Dundee. Drop by to hear a talk on the history of science-fiction comics! See comics works-in-process by creators Norrie Millar and Rebecca Horner from the forthcoming H.G. Wells graphic anthology! Then design your Martian and make your own comic, perhaps showing the destruction they would wreak on Dundee!
Next week at Comics Club we will be running special War of the Worlds workshops to tie-in with the H.G. Wells celebrations as part of the Being Human festival. Professor of Comics Chris Murray from the University of Dundee (who is also the DCCS Operations Director) will be here to talk out about comics adaptations of Wells’ famous alien invasion story. You will then have the opportunity to create your own Martians and make comics -they might even invade Dundee!
Tuesday 8th November 4.30pm-6.30pm (10-13 year olds)
Wednesday 9th November 4.30pm-6.30pm (14-17 year olds)