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.

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Comics at the Dundee Literary Festival!

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DCCS is very proud to be part of this year’s Dundee Literary Festival. The festival is an annual event run by Literary Dundee, a University of Dundee-led cultural organisation which celebrates readers and writers, and brings the best writers in the world to the City of Discovery. This year the Festival will be running from the 19th to the 23rd of October, with additional events taking place on Saturday 24th September and Friday 25th November. There are many comics events scheduled, from masterclass workshops with renowned artists to discussions with up and coming graphic novelists. There is also a chance to add to our Giant Comics Jam which will be running throughout the festival. We are super excited about all these events. See you there!

Here is a schedule of the Comics events – more information and booking details can be found on the Literary Dundee website!

Thursday 20th October:

  • Comics Masterclass with Ian Kennedy (live drawing demonstration by comics legend Ian Kennedy)

Saturday 22nd October:

  • 50 Years of Comics: Morris Heggie (bringing The Broons, Dennis the Menace and Oor Wullie to life)
  • New Kids on the Block: Neil Slorance & Maria Stoian (the power of graphic storytelling)
  • Create a Comic Workshop with Jim Glen (especially for ages 6 to 10)
  • Big Braw Birthday Tea Dance: The Broons and Oor Wullie at 80 (Part of Luminate: Scotland’s creative ageing festival)
  • Comics Masterclass with Ian Kennedy (live drawing demonstration by comics legend Ian Kennedy)
  • Launch: The Drouth – the Scottish Literary Journal are publishing a special comics edition guest edited by DCCS Coordinator Damon Herd

Sunday 23rd October:

  • Family Workshop: Tales O’ Our Town (in partnership with University of Dundee’s Museum services & Verdant Works)
  • Ex Libris Book Fair (featuring work by young DCCS Comics Clubbers!)