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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World Book Day

Some of the DCCS staff and Ink Pot artists have been tweeting some of their favourite comics for World Book Day. Check them out below and on twitter #worldbookday

Fibromyalgia and Us

On Friday December 1st we were very pleased to host the launch for a new comic raising awareness of fibromyalgia. Produced by the University of Dundee and our very own Ink Pot Studio, the comic illustrates the ongoing life transitions of those who have fibromyalgia as well offering information about the condition.

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Cover by Ashling Larkin, coloured by Rebecca Horner

Project lead Professor Divya Jindal-Snape explains how the comic came about:

A pain clinic psychologist recently said to me that more needs to be done to raise the awareness of health care professionals about fibromyalgia. With some progress in research, there is a better understanding of fibromyalgia compared to what it was even two years ago. However, whether your own doctor, physiotherapist or other professionals understand this complex condition, still feels like a lottery. So one day lying in bed, with a fibromyalgia flare up, I started thinking of creating a comic about it. I fired off emails to a few people who all thankfully came on board.

This comic has been designed with the purpose of raising awareness of fibromyalgia amongst professionals, families, and communities. It illustrates the ongoing life transitions of those who have fibromyalgia as well as its impact on significant others. It highlights the importance of a strong support network to enable people to adapt to the multiple transitions triggered by fibromyalgia and flourish despite its substantial challenging consequences.

As well as Divya the contributors included health professionals, other people with the condition, comics scholars, and artists: Andrew Keiller, Lynn Kelly, Judith Langlands-Scott, Christopher Murray, Anj Snape, Jonathan B. Snape, Nik Snape, Freddie Warden, Bryan Whittingham, Elliot Balson (Artist), Zu Dominiak (Artist), Damon Herd (Artist), Rebecca Horner (Artist), Ashling Larkin (Artist), Norrie Millar (Artist), Helen Robinson (Artist), Letty Wilson (Artist).

The comic can be downloaded from the University website. If you would like a print copy please contact press@dundee.ac.uk

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!