Laydeez do…CRIMEZ!

Comic book cover. Title is Crimes by Women. Image shows woman showing her leg to three soldiers
Crimes by Women #7 June 1949. Published by Fox Feature Syndicate.

Laydeez are doing CRIMEZ!

Come spend time with fellow comics enthusiasts as we work together to commit… we mean, solve a crime.

For the first Laydeez Do Comics Dundee event of 2020 there will be a talk by Dr. Laura Findlay on her work with crime comics, followed by a comic making workshop that involves a crime scene, and a wine reception with nibbles as per usual.

Friday 13 March 2020 from 6-9pm

We hope to see you there!

Laydeez Do Comics Dundee events are open to all 18+
in DCCS, Unit 10, Vision Building

Happy New Year from DCCS!

Happy New Year! Comics Club returns next week!

From Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th January 2020. 

Come and make comics at our FREE after school COMICS CLUBS
Tuesdays 4.30-6pm (10-13 year olds)
Wednesdays 5-6.30pm (14-17 year olds)

Unit 10, The Vision Building, 20 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB

Everyone welcome
All materials provided
No experience necessary

We are currently running a waiting list for the Tuesday club. Contact DCCS Coordinator Damon Herd at d.herd@dundee.ac.uk for details.

The Dandy January 6th 1968
The Dandy © DC Thomson

‘Tis the season to draw comics

Comics Club is now on Christmas break and will return in January.
Comics Club for 10-13 year olds returns 4.30-6pm on Tuesday 14th January.
Comics Club for 14-17 year olds returns 5-6.30pm on Wednesday 15th January.

In the meantime we are very happy to share some Christmas drawings created at the last comics club of the year. We have 5 to share over the next few days. First up is this cute drawing by Aphra which is encouraging us all to celebrate peace over the holidays!

PS It’s always the season to draw comics!

Manga style drawing of girl doing a peace sign with her hand

Water Worlds comic launch

WaterWorlds coverforweb
Cover art by Julie Campbell

This Thursday at DCCS sees the launch of Water Worlds. The comic has been created as part of the Being Human Festival. It considers our relationship with the sea and waterways, and several of the stories deal with environmental issues. The comic also contains the winning entry of the 2019 Dundee Comics Prize. Free copies will be available on the night. The event is free and refreshments will be available.

Where: Dundee Comics Creative Space, Unit 10, Vision Building, Dundee
When: Thursday 21st November 6-8pm

Please note that there is no parking available at the Vision Building. Instructions on how to get to DCCS are available here.

Dundee Comics Prize 2019

waterworlds poster for dundee comics prize with undersea artwork by helen robinson
Art by Helen Robinson

The theme of the 2019 Dundee Comics Prize is ‘Water Worlds’. We encourage submissions that explore our relationship to the sea, rivers and waterways through the medium of comics. Suggested themes include, but are not limited to, climate change, pollution, underwater worlds, and our relationship to the aquatic environment more generally. Any genre or approach will be considered.

There will be a series of events in Dundee in November 2019 as part of the Being Human Festival, including talks, performances, and the launch of the comic. The theme of the Festival this year is Discoveries and Secrets.

Entries to the competition should take the form of 3 pages of completed comic art. The prize is £300, plus publication of the story. Runners-up may also be published if suitable.

The deadline for submissions is 15th November 2019.

The announcement will be made at the launch of the comic on Thursday 21st November 2019 in Dundee Comics Creative Space at 6pm.

The comic will be published by UniVerse. The aim of the competition is to nurture comics talent. Anyone can enter and the submission can be in any style, in black and white or colour, but the work must be finished to a high standard (lettered, inked, etc), and must be a complete story, suitable for publication at A4 size. The work must be original, and it must not have been already published already elsewhere. High resolution quality electronic files are requested (do not send us original artwork). The prize is awarded to the creator or team who produce the work. If the comic is collaborative the members of the team share the prize money equally. All winners (including runners-up) will be asked to provide a short account of how the comic was created, along with any relevant photos and sketches that can be used on a website or in the publication. The decision of the judging panel is final.

All queries and submissions should be sent to Professor Christopher Murray at: c.murray@dundee.ac.uk

Please send large files via wetransfer.

Information about Being Human is available here.

Art by Helen Robinson.

Comics Club autumn season

COMICS CLUB is now running until the end of the year – from Tuesday 22nd (4.30-6pm) and Wednesday 23rd October (5-6.30pm) until Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th December.

We will then take a month off over Christmas and start up again mid-January 2020.

We are currently running a waiting list for the Tuesday club. Contact DCCS Coordinator Damon Herd at d.herd@dundee.ac.uk for details.

bob autumn
Art by Rebecca Horner. Autumn variation by Damon Herd.