The health and wellbeing of our young people and facilitators are our top priority, so we will be suspending our Tuesday and Wednesday Comic Clubs until further notice. This is following current University of Dundee policy on coronavirus, based on advice from the Scottish Government and the NHS.
However, that doesn’t mean the fun stops! We will be posting our weekly comics activities and workshop materials online. Stayed tuned for Digital Comics Club!
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
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.
As you may know, Comics Club is on holiday this week. However, there are several exciting public events taking place in DCCS this week!
Wednesday 16th October 1.15-2.45pm
DUNDEE REMIX COMIC WORKSHOP – a Festival of the Future event Age 8+ years [under 14 years to be accompanied by and adult]
What does a future Dundee look like to you?
How different will the city and people look in 2050?
What would you like to see? This workshop will give you a chance to create your future Dundee vision in comic strip form using simple techniques including drawing and collage. Learn about the magic of creating comics while imagining Dundee years from now.
No experience necessary and materials will be provided.
For information and booking click here.
Thursday 17th October 5-6pm
IDENTITY IN COMICS PANEL– a Festival of the Future event Age 14+ years recommended
This event is FREE but must be booked in advance.
Rebecca Horner, comics artist and colourist and lead workshop facilitator at Dundee Comics Creative Space will be joined by special guest Katie Whittle from Comics Youth for this discussion. Comics Youth is a Liverpool-based organisation that supports marginalised and disadvantaged children and young people across Merseyside through comics-focused workshops – themes very close to the heart of DCCS. Other special guest are Dundee based comics creator and researcher Olivia Hicks and up-and-coming comics maker Millie Strachan.
Thursday 17th October 7-8.30pm Speech Bubble – SPOOKY COMICS!
Speech Bubble is a Comics Book Club for 18 years and over held at the Dundee Comics Creative Space on Thursdays (fortnightly) from 7-8.30pm. All are welcome.
It’s time for a spook-athon! Spooky, spoopy, or just plain scary – we want some comics that deliver chills and spills. So settle in for an evening of seasonal, haunted, ghostly and ghastly comics… but don’t settle in too close to the chairs….
Friday 18th October 3-5pm HOW TO GET INTO THE VISUAL EFFECTS INDUSTRY
Age: 10 years+
Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) VFX and animation studio staff Amy Backwell and Bimpe Alliu will talk about how to break into the VFX industry and showcase the work of ILM in blockbuster films and TV shows.
The talk will be followed by a concept design workshop where you can create your own characters and designs.
Free, booking essential. For information and booking click here.
Friday 18th October 6-9pm Laydeez Do Comics Dundee
Laydeez Do ZINES Dundee
The leaves may fall and nights become colder as autumn comes, but LDC Dundee is still here to brighten your nights!
Our 18th October meeting is all about ZINES! Join us for:
* A talk about this most DIY of mediums by Dr. Damon Herd
* A zine-making workshop led by Olivia Hicks, comic creator, doctoral student at the University of Dundee, and experienced zine-maker/zine-instructor/zine-queen.
Everyone over the age of 18 is welcome!
Light drinks and refreshments shall be served! Any questions/comments/concerns, message us! 🙂
Rebecca Horner, comics artist and colourist and lead workshop facilitator at Dundee Comics Creative Space, will be joined by a special guest from Comics Youth for this discussion.
Comics Youth is a Liverpool- based organisation that supports marginalised and disadvantaged children and young people across Merseyside through comics-focused workshops – themes very close to the heart of DCCS.
There will also be some local comic creators as special guests!
How different will the city and people look in 2050? What would you like to see?
This workshop will give you a chance to create your future Dundee vision in comic strip form using simple techniques including drawing and collage. Learn about the magic of creating comics while imagining Dundee years from now.
No experience necessary and materials will be provided.
Age: 8 years+ (under 14 years to be accompanied by an adult)
On Friday 20th September from 10am-4.30pmV&A Dundee are hosting a FREE all day event inspired by the First World War. This joint Scottish Centre for Comic Studies and Great War Dundee (GWD) event pulls together many of the threads of the GWD projects that have taken place since 2014, and commemorates the GWD project officially drawing to a close. The event will cover topics such as the presentation of the First World War in comics and games, and attendees will get an opportunity to develop their own comic strips.
The Great War Dundee comic will also be launched at the event. The comic contains a story written by legendary comics creator Pat Mills, who worked at DC Thomson before creating the hugely successful British science fiction comic 2000AD. In the 1970s Pat Mills started work on one of the most acclaimed war comics of all time, Charley’s War. The artist for the ‘Ragtime Soldier’ story is Gary Welsh, one of the University of Dundee’s recent graduates. The other strips included in the comic are ‘The Women’s Toon’, written by Erin Keepers and Hailey Austin, with art by 2000AD artist Anna Morozova, and ‘Casualties of War’, written by Calum Laird and drawn by Elliot Balson. All these creators are graduates of the comics programme in Dundee. Ian Kennedy provides the cover artwork.
As part of Small Press Day 2019 we are launching THE ULTIMATE COMIC COLLECTION – volume 4 of our Comics Club anthology series. The amazing strips in the collection have all been made by the young people who come along to our weekly Comics Clubs.
Come on down to DCCS HQ in the Vision Building on Saturday 13th July 12-2pm and see the next generation of comics superstars in the making!
There will also be a drop-in comics workshop so come along and make (and buy!) some comics!
Laydeez Do Comics Dundeewill be hosting an event to celebrate the women of Commando Comics on Friday5 July from 6-8pm. We will kick the evening off with former Commando editor Calum Laird speaking about the history of Commando and the women involved. Then we will have a panel of the first women to write for Commando in 30 years – Hailey Austin, Georgia Standen Battle, and Kate Dewar – to give an inside look at Commando and talk about their experiences as women in comics.
We will be back at the Dundee Comics Creative Space, Unit 10 in The Vision Building.
And just a heads up – we still have some of the beautiful totes and dishtowels from LDC headquarters. So if you want one before they go, don’t forget to bring cash with you.
This promises to be an unforgettable night of daring pilots, train explosions, risky military operations, and laydeez doing comics!
For more information about the event or Laydeez Do Comics Dundee and to RSVP, go to our Facebook or eventbrite page.
DCCS is very pleased to be hosting a Great War Dundee comics workshop this weekend as part of Cryptography meets Comics. See details below.
Are you aged between 12 and 15 years old? Do you love cracking codes and puzzles, creating comics, or doing both?
Then come along to Great War Dundee’s unique event on Saturday 22nd June. The event will make you think differently about World War One, and how it relates to all of us today. Your ideas could even contribute to the development of a new comic about the Great War, which will be launched later this year.
The event will start outside The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum. Participants will then take a walk around different locations in Dundee city centre that link to Dundee’s war effort, locations they will identify by deciphering Caesar cipher clues released via Twitter. The walk will take around 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes, and participants will be accompanied by members of the Great War Dundee Partnership. Parents and carers are welcome to accompany the walk. After a short break for lunch you will then go to the Vision Building and work with a team from the Dundee Comics Creative Space to create your very own comic, with a Great War theme.
Date – Saturday 22nd June 2019
Time – 10am to 2.30pm
Location – Meet outside the main entrance to The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum. Event concludes in The Vision Building, Abertay University.
The Great War Dundee Partnership secured money to deliver the Hidden Histories project from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project is engaging with groups and individuals from Dundee, to support them in learning how and why WW1 impacted both then and now on the city and its people.