Inkthology Comic Launch

Inkthology Launch

This Friday come join us at DCCS for the launch of the very first Ink Pot comics anthology – the wonderfully titled INKTHOLOGY.

INKTHOLOGY is themed around the magical properties of ink and each artist and writer has contributed an original stand alone story. The collection features Ink Pot artists alongside guest spots from other artists closely associated with Ink Pot and DCCS.

From 7pm come along and meet the artists and purchase your very own copy of INKTHOLOGY. Special events on the night include DeeCAP comics performances with live music and a special Speech Bubble comics panel. There will also be the chance to see an exhibition of art from the comic curated by Zu Dominiak.

Artists featured:

Kathryn Briggs
Zu Dominiak
Andy Herd
Rebecca Horner
Catriona Laird
Ashling Larkin
Seumidh MacDonald
Norrie Millar
Monty Nero
David Robertson
Helen Robinson
Andrew Strachan
Gary Welsh
Letty Wilson

*Please be aware that that DCCS currently has no available parking at the Vision Building*

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Cam Kennedy Masterclass

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Rescheduled due to #SNOWMAGGEDON

Wednesday 11th April 7-8.30pm

JOIN US AT DCCS for a unique event & live drawing session with comics legend Cam Kennedy!

Cam will be going through his creative process LIVE at Dundee Comics Creative Space in the Vision Building and will give us unique insights into his career!

From his website bio:
“Following work in commercial art in his hometown of Glasgow, Kennedy went freelance and worked as an illustrator on D.C. Thomson’s Commando, a well-known British war comic, between 1967 and 1972, before leaving comics altogether to become a professional fine artist. Kennedy’s work has been described as gritty, energetic, chunky and raw.”

After returning to comics in 1978, he later worked on 2000AD, including stints on Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper, Star Wars comics, and the creator-owned Vietnam War-inspired science fiction fantasy The Light and Darkness War with Tom Veitch.

Free but ticketed:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cam-kennedy-masterclass-live-draw-11418-tickets-43125636941

Swift at 350 – comic launch!

Come along on Saturday to find out the winners of this year’s Dundee Comics Prize!

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We are delighted to invite you the launch of Swift at 350, a comic that responds to the work of the world’s greatest satirist. The event takes place this Saturday (25th November), and promises to be a lot of fun! Part of the Being Human Festival of the Arts 2017, the occasion is inspired by Jonathan Swift’s satirical novel, Gulliver’s Travels.

Saturday 25th November 2017
6.00 – 8.00pm
Dundee Comics Creative Space  

Professor Chris Murray will give a brief overview of some of the wonderful adaptations of Swift’s work in comics, and the winner of the Dundee Comics Prize will be announced. The creators of the stories that appear in Swift at 350 will discuss their contribution, and every attendee will be able to pick up a free copy of the comic. Come meet the creators and learn more about the process of bringing ideas to life in the comics form. There will also be a wine reception.

 Tickets are free, and can be booked through this link.

Follow the Dundee hub of the Being Human Festival on Twitter @HumanDundee and on Facebook for the latest updates. In addition to University and local news outlets, we recently featured on a special edition about Gulliver’s Travels for Free Thinking on BBC Radio 3.

Please share this event with anyone who may be interested, and bring along friends and family on the day.

 Look forward to seeing you there!

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

Follow on Twitter @HumanDundee

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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