Saturday 8th July is Small Press Day 2017. This is a celebration of self-publishing, DIY culture, and grassroots comics across the U.K and Ireland.
DCCS is taking part by hosting a comic and zine fair from 12-3pm. We will be launching Volume 2 of our Comics Club Comic Strips anthology, with lots of great stories from the young people who attend our after school clubs. You will also have the chance to pick up some individual zine-style comics made by our Comics Clubbers. Come along and meet the next generation of superstar comic creators – we are putting the small into small press! We look forward to seeing you there!
We were very excited to see the short list for this year’s SICBA Awards (Scottish Independent Comic Book Alliance). Two of the artists in our Ink Pot Studio are nominated for several awards:
Catriona Laird is nominated for Best Single Issue, Best Artist, Best Writer, and Up and Coming Talent for her book Stinger.
Andy Herd is nominated for Best Graphic Novel and Best Writer for his book Skip Tobey: Volume 1.
Also, nominated from the wider Dundee comics community are DCCS pals Letty Wilson as Best Graphic Novel for A Stranger Came to Town, and Erin Keepers as Best Writer for Cosmic #3.
Well done everyone, and good luck!