We were very excited to see the short list for this year’s SICBA Awards (Scottish Independent Comic Book Alliance). Two of the artists in our Ink Pot Studio are nominated for several awards: Catriona Laird is nominated for Best Single Issue, Best Artist, Best Writer, and Up and Coming Talent for her book Stinger. Andy Herd is nominated for Best Graphic Novel and Best Writer for his book Skip Tobey: Volume 1.
Also, nominated from the wider Dundee comics community are DCCS pals Letty Wilson as Best Graphic Novel for A Stranger Came to Town, and Erin Keepers as Best Writer for Cosmic #3.
Patience Goes Uphill is an illustrated children’s book commissioned by The Uphill Trust from Ink Pot artist Catriona Laird. The book launch is on Thursday April 20th 6.30pm at DCCS and the event will include a talk by the author/artist and you will be able to find out about the work of The Uphill Trust who are supporting Uphill Junior School in western Uganda. There will also be a mini market run by PopDundee selling jewellery and comics, with proceeds going to help Uphill Junior School. For more details see the FB event page.
We had a great time at the opening of Ink Pot, our newly-branded comics studio on the evening of February 8th. We also launched Time & Space: An H.G. Wells Comics Anthology, a comic created as part of the University of Dundee’s contribution to the Being Human Festival. The winners of the competition to create a strip for the anthology were in attendance to pick up certificates for their achievement, as well as their own copies of the finished comic.
The was also a DeeCAP session of comics and performance, which included Boney M, cosplay, missing castles, and detective stories, as well as performances of strips from Time & Space. A great night was had by all, as can be seen in the photos below. A big thank you to Cara at media services at the University of Dundee for the photos.