Laydeez Do Comics Dundee

poster for laydeez do comics dundee event on 31st May
LDCD poster by Anna Morozova

Dundee Comics Creative Space is excited to be hosting the first ever Laydeez Do Comics Dundee on 31st May at DCCS HQ from 4-5pm and 6-8pm.

LDCD is a student-led initiative in partnership with the Scottish Centre for Comics Studies. Laydeez Do Comics is a women-led forum started by Dr. Nicola Streeten and Dr. Sarah Lightman to support UK-based comics creators. This event is open to all and welcome a variety of perspectives and identities.

The evening will start with a practical workshop on memory, led Rebecca Horner from 4-5pm. After a short break, we will reconvene at 6pm for a talk by Dr. Golnar Nabizadeh focusing on the themes of her new book, Representation and Memory in Graphic Novels (2019), followed by a panel of comics scholars and creators discussing various aspects of memory and comics. The panel will be moderated by Ashling Larkin and will include Hailey Austin, Megan Sinclair, and Catriona Laird. The evening will conclude with a wine and cake reception and a chance to discuss the talks with our presenters and other attendees.

For more information about the event or Laydeez Do Comics Dundee and to RSVP, go to the LDCD Facebook page.

Understanding Coeliac Disease comic launch

Coeliac_Invite

We are excited to invite you to the launch of an original comics anthology, Understanding Coeliac Disease. This comic  brings together different perspectives on the condition, which affects 1 in 100 people, through a beautifully designed work, produced in partnership with the charity Coeliac UK. Each story is illustrated by Ink Pot affiliated artists, including Rebecca Horner, Catriona Laird, Ashling Larkin, Norrie MillarKatie Quinn, Helen Robinson, and Letty Wilson.

The launch details are as follows:

Date: Thursday 16th May, 2019
Time: Please arrive at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start
Venue: Dundee Comics Creative Space
Cost: FREE

The anthology presents valuable insights on coeliac disease and is designed to promote conversations about living with the condition. The launch, timed to coincide with Coeliac Disease Awareness Week is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the theme of the comic and meet the writers and artists involved in the project, as well as representatives from Coeliac UK.

Starting at 7:00pm, the launch will feature brief talks with storytellers, artists and Coeliac UK focusing on the creation of the comic. 

Please feel free to share event details with friends, family and colleagues!

There will be wine and refreshments on the night with copies of the comic available for free.