The Imaginarium – Being Human Festival

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Image by Adria Meserve

DCCS is running comics workshops as part of the Being Human Festival from 2-5pm on 22nd November in the Dalhousie Building room 2S14, University of Dundee. Details below. All Welcome!

What is the Google brain doing to our imagination? Are lie detectors always honest? What is bullet time? What is monster theory?

The Imaginarium, a showcase for the arts and sciences, comprises eight rooms in the Dalhousie Building at the University of Dundee stuffed with ongoing, drop-by activities (i.e. come by when you can). Ushers will be available to take you on a tour of the different rooms on the day itself.

(1) Telling Tall Tales (a creative writing workshop with Eddie Small) (2G14: 4-6pm)

(2) A Pop-Up Psychology Lab (1LG03: 2-5pm)

(3) The Mega-Knitting Room (2G13: 2-5pm)

(4) The VR Museum (2S17: 2-5pm)

(5) The Comics Studio (with pop-up book-making) (2S14: 2-5pm)

(6) A Gulliver’s Travels Art Installation (2S16: 2-5pm)

(7) The Green-Screen Film Studio (in the Drama Studio: 2-5pm) and

(8) The Imaginarium Lightning Lectures (Lecture Theatre 1: 2-5pm, details below).

Various rooms will also include looped film screenings, such as Dame Sue Black’s Martian Autopsy and various classic animations of Gulliver’s Travels.

The Imaginarium Lightning Lectures –
2pm to 2.45pm
Daniel Cook (English) – Introduction
Keith Williams (English) – A Quick History of Bullet Time
Nicholas Wade (Psychology) – The Science and Art of Vision

3pm to 4.45pm
Karen Petrie (Computing) – The Growth of Artificial Intelligence
Hope Roulstone (English) – On Monster Theory
Anna Robb (Education) – Why All Schools Should Be Art Schools

4pm to 4.45pm
Dominic Smith (Philosophy) – The Tay Bridge Disaster
Roger (Ruo-Qian) Wang (Civil Engineering) – Crowd-sourcing Data and Urban Flooding
Adam Cuthbert (English) – On Camera-Eye and the Stream of Consciousness

This event is part of the University of Dundee’s Being Human Festival of the Humanities series Jonathan Swift at 350: lost and found

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Charlie Adlard talk at DCCS

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Acclaimed comics artist, and the UK’s Comics Laureate, Charlie Adlard will be in Dundee at 6pm on Friday 10th November 2017 to give a talk on his career, and his work as Comics Laureate.

Charlie is best known as the artist of the hugely successful comic, The Walking Dead, which has been adapted into a massively popular television series. He has also worked on comics such as 2000AD, The X-Files, and various titles for both Marvel and DC.

The event, which is open to the public, will start and 6pm in Dundee Comics Creative Space and will take the form of a Q&A session, chaired by Professor Chris Murray, followed by a wine reception. If you’d like to meet Charlie Adlard and learn about his work in comics, and as Comics Laureate, please confirm attendance at our Facebook events page.

GULLIVER’S WORLDS at Dundee Science Centre

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Gulliver’s Travels © 1956 by Dell Comics / Western Publishing

Gulliver’s Worlds
4th November 10am-5pm
Dundee Science Centre

DCCS will be at Dundee Science Centre tomorrow running comics workshops during the Gulliver’s Worlds day of events (part of the Dundee Science Festival and the Being Human festival). There is a full day of events from 10am-5pm. Our artist/facilitators will be there between 10am-noon and 2-4pm. Come along and invent some wonderful creatures and make some comics!

Join Gulliver on his journeys through different worlds!
Follow the story of ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ as written by Jonathan Swift and take a fresh look at our Environment from different perspectives.

What does it feel like from the perspective of a giant, do we realise how small we actually are and what might life look like if it were to exist somewhere else in the universe?

Find out all about these different ‘points-of-view’ – both in this world and out!

Comics Events at Dundee Literary Festival

Dundee Literary festival has a feast of events this year and as usual there are plenty of comics and comics related events to sink your teeth into! For more details click on the links or visit Dundee Literary Festival.

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PANEL: WOMEN IN COMICS
Wednesday 18th October, 5.30pm
This special event accompanies the exhibition ‘Girls in Print: Female Figures in British Comics’, which explores the surprising range of subjects covered by the girls’ comics which were at their height in the 1960s and 70s.

 

 

 

 

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TOM GAULD: BAKING WITH KAFKA
Friday 20th October, 6pm
Noted as a ‘book-lover’s cartoonist’, Tom Gauld’s weekly strips in The Guardian stitch together the worlds of literary criticism and pop culture to create brilliantly executed, concise comics.

 

 

 

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HANNAH BERRY
Saturday 21st October, 10.30am
In the fight for the public’s attention, why let public interest get in the way? Join writer and illustrator Hannah and Creative Scotland’s Sasha de Buyl in conversation about this parable for the Trump era, satire and the revolutionary potential of the graphic novel.

 

 

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JUTE, JAM & JACKIE
with Gayle Anderson & Shona Main
Saturday 21st October, 5.30pm
Jackie magazine – though it folded almost 25 years ago – is still a legend in the world of publishing. Today, in the same D. C. Thomson Meadowside offices where the magic happened, journalist Gayle Anderson and filmmaker Shona Main revisit the time, the place and their experiences as young women – just a few years older than their readers – shaping the teenage sensibilities of a nation. Advice on spots, boyfriends, bad friends and bodily functions will be on offer if and where required.

DeeCAP with Scottish Ensemble

Dundee Comics Creative Space is excited to join forces with Scottish Ensemble, a dynamic string orchestra based in Glasgow, for an evening of DeeCAP comics performances brought to life with live soundtracks and featuring comics by Ink Pot artists including Damon Herd, David Robertson, Zuzanna Dominiak, Andy Herd and Norrie Millar.

DeeCAP with Scottish Ensemble
8-9pm
Wednesday 13th September
Dundee Comics Creative Space

FREE ENTRY – ALL WELCOME
Please book tickets at our eventbrite page

Small Press Day – comics comics comics!

Here at DCCS we are celebrating Small Press Day on Saturday 8th July between 12-3pm with a comic and zine fair. Our young Comics Clubbers have been working super hard making new comics and we will be launching Da Awesome Comic: Comics Club Comic Strips volume 2. But that is not all! Below is a sneak peak of the individual zine-style comics that will also be on sale, don’t they look amazing?!? Which ones will you buy?

See here for information on how to get to DCCS.

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Summer Holidays

Happy Holidays everyone! The Comics Clubs at DCCS are taking a summer break so there will be no weekly workshops until 15th August. We will be doing occasional one-off workshops with community groups in Dundee over the summer and we will post the details on our website when we have them – watch this space!

Also, this Saturday we are having a comic fair as part of Small Press Day. Come along to DCCS between 12-3pm on July 8th to pick up lots of awesome comics made by our young creators!

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Small Press Day 2017

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!

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‘Patience Goes Uphill’ launch

Patience Goes Uphill is an illustrated children’s book commissioned by The Uphill Trust from Ink Pot artist Catriona Laird. The book launch is on Thursday April 20th 6.30pm at DCCS and the event will include a talk by the author/artist and you will be able to find out about the work of The Uphill Trust who are supporting Uphill Junior School in western Uganda. There will also be a mini market run by PopDundee selling jewellery and comics, with proceeds going to help Uphill Junior School. For more details see the FB event page.

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