Comics Club is back!

It’s the end of the summer holidays but don’t despair – it’s time for the DCCS Comics Clubs to start again! From Tuesday 15th August we will be running on Tuesdays from 4.30-6.30 pm for 10-13 year olds and on Wednesdays from 4.30-6.30 pm for 14-17 year olds.

Check out our new flyer, with updated versions of our Comics Club characters by Ink Pot artist Rebecca Horner. Download a high res pdf version here.

If you have any enquiries please email DCCS Coordinator Damon Herd on d.herd@dundee.ac.uk

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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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Comics Club Spotlight

We are delighted to be this month’s featured comics club on new website comicsclub.blog

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comicsclub.blog is a site very much after our own hearts here at DCCS:

It is “dedicated to providing ideas and resources to comics clubs around the country, and to anyone who wants to join in with our ongoing project of Helping Awesome Kids Make Awesome Comics.

On this site we’ll be posting regular monthly Comics Challenges – activities and worksheets that can be used by anyone as a spur to getting kids writing, drawing, reading and making.

comicsclub.blog is a project by Neill Cameron and Hannah Sackett, with technical assistance from Sam Hardacre.”

Click on the links for more details!

Back to Comics Club

Start of a new school term means that it is also the start of COMICS CLUB!

Workshops start up again this week:
Tuesday 10th January 4.30-6.30pm for 10-13 year olds
Wednesday 11th January 4.30-6.30pm for 14-17 year olds

All welcome, no experience necessary, all materials provided.
Free of charge, just turn up!

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The Haunted Cat House by Alexander Christie

 

 

‘Tackling Disability Hate Crime’ comic launched

The Tackling Disability Hate Crime comic was launched with an event at DCCS on December 21st. Representatives from DCCS, Advocating Together, The Rank Foundation, Police Scotland, and invited guests were in attendance to help cut the cake marking the culmination of months of work producing the comic.

The comic was created by artists and Comics Clubbers at DCCS in collaboration with a group from Advocating Together Dundee and the Dundee Safe Place initiative. It demonstrates examples of disability hate crime, and then gives advice on what to do if it is experienced. This includes reporting to the Police and using Keep Safe places.

You can download a digital copy of the comic at the Advocating Together website.

The local press were also in attendance and there was a great feature in the Evening Telegraph just after Christmas.

Happy New Year from DCCS!

All the best for 2017 from everyone at DCCS!

Comics Clubs start up again on Tuesday 10th January at 4.30pm for 10-13 year olds, and Wednesday 11th January 4.30pm for 14-17 year olds. Hope to see you there!

To ease you in to the New Year, here is a great seasonal comic from 1969, see loads more British comics at Lew Stringer’s excellent blog – Blimey! The blog of British comics from the past, present, and future!

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Merry Christmas from DCCS!

Season’s greetings from everyone here at DCCS!

Over the last couple of weeks we asked our Comics Clubbers to come up with their own Christmas comics. As usual we were completely bowled over by the imagination and creativity in their comics. We thought this strip by Callum Bradley aged 10 was too good not to share! Although it is titled Best Christmas Ever! it might not be what you expect.
Beware Bad Santa!

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