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?
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!
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!
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.
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!
This free exhibition is an opportunity to discover (or re-discover) Dundee’s comic scene! From The Beano to Treehouse, and all points in between. Humorous comics, serious comics, big and small, drawn with ink and pixels… This exhibition highlights contemporary graphic creation in Dundee. It also offers the chance to see comics by the next up-and-coming generation of comics makers – the DCCS Comics Clubbers!
Curator Louise Quirion will be on hand on Saturday to talk about the exhibition and provide information about the comics and artists. Open 12 to 6pm in DCCS HQ at Unit 7, The Vision Building, 20 Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB.
Look out for details of our next exhibition coming soon!