What we’re reading during Book Week Scotland

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 The Unbeatable 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!”

– Damon

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, You Chose The Story #1 © Marvel Comics

H. G. Wells: A Graphic Anthology

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Art by Norrie Millar

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!

Saturday 19th November 2:00-4:30pm
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Free admission | No booking required

This event is part of University of Dundee’s series H. G. Wells at 150: Hope and Fear

War of the Worlds at Comics Club

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Marvel Comics adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. Written by Chris Claremont, art by Yong Montano.

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)