Laydeez Do Comics Dundeewill be hosting an event to celebrate the women of Commando Comics on Friday5 July from 6-8pm. We will kick the evening off with former Commando editor Calum Laird speaking about the history of Commando and the women involved. Then we will have a panel of the first women to write for Commando in 30 years – Hailey Austin, Georgia Standen Battle, and Kate Dewar – to give an inside look at Commando and talk about their experiences as women in comics.
We will be back at the Dundee Comics Creative Space, Unit 10 in The Vision Building.
And just a heads up – we still have some of the beautiful totes and dishtowels from LDC headquarters. So if you want one before they go, don’t forget to bring cash with you.
This promises to be an unforgettable night of daring pilots, train explosions, risky military operations, and laydeez doing comics!
For more information about the event or Laydeez Do Comics Dundee and to RSVP, go to our Facebook or eventbrite page.
There was a great profile in The Courier yesterday of our very own Operations Director Professor Chris Murray, highlighting the fact that he is now the World’s first Professor of Comics! For more details see the article on The Courier website here.
To whet your appetite for Ink & Pixels, our exhibition opening next week looking at contemporary comics creation in Dundee, our Operations Director Dr Chris Murray is giving a talk tomorrow which examines the extraordinary history of comics in Dundee.
Dundee – One City, Many, Many Comics! is part of the 2016 Armitstead Lectures series, and takes place at 7.30pm on Friday 14th October at the University of Dundee and costs £2 on the door.
“Dundee has been at the heart of Scottish, and British, comics publishing since the 1930s. This lecture will briefly discuss how the medium of comics works, then will examine the extraordinary history of comics in Dundee, from DC Thomson and Valentines to the wealth of comics currently being produced in the city.”
Venue: Dalhousie Building, Lecture Theatre 2, University of Dundee, Old Hawkhill, Dundee, DD1 5EN. Click here for a map.