DeeCAP with Scottish Ensemble

Dundee Comics Creative Space is excited to join forces with Scottish Ensemble, a dynamic string orchestra based in Glasgow, for an evening of DeeCAP comics performances brought to life with live soundtracks and featuring comics by Ink Pot artists including Damon Herd, David Robertson, Zuzanna Dominiak, Andy Herd and Norrie Millar.

DeeCAP with Scottish Ensemble
8-9pm
Wednesday 13th September
Dundee Comics Creative Space

FREE ENTRY – ALL WELCOME
Please book tickets at our eventbrite page

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Ink Pot opening

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.

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Ink Pot studio manager Norrie Millar cuts the ribbon to officially open the studio.
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Ink Pot artists Elliot Balson and Anna Coughlan reading Time & Space.
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Time & Space organisers and winners. From L to R: Dr Daniel Cook, Norrie Millar, Colin Maxwell, David Robertson, Michael Philp, Molly-May Lockhart, Andrew Strachan, Professor Chris Murray, and Dr Keith Williams.

Frankenstein Begins this Saturday

In association with the Scottish Centre for Comics Studies, DeeCAP, and the Dundee Comics Creative Space.

Join us at The McManus art gallery and museum in Dundee as we launch an exhibition of sketches and storyboards that form the basis of a specially commissioned comic (Mary Shelley’s Dundee; or, Frankenstein Begins!) in which the team (Murray-Millar-Vaughan) creatively revisit Mary Shelley’s formative experiences in Dundee just as she was on the cusp of bringing her greatest creation, Frankenstein, to life. The artists will discuss the process of adapting the source material into script and finally an illustrated comic, stage by stage. Members of the public will even be able to join us in creating their own illustrations or short comic on the spot. DeeCAP will be bringing the comic to life before our very eyes! Not to be missed!

10am-12pm: comics activities for kids run by The McManus

2-5pm: talks and drop-in sessions with Dr Chris Murray and the team (come by at your leisure)

6pm: formal launch of the comic, with performances (starring DeeCAP)

This event forms part of the “Mary Shelley’s Dundee” series taking place during the national Being Human Festival.

Free but bookable at our eventbrite page.

FRANKENSTEIN BEGINS

Watch the specially created comic FRANKENSTEIN BEGINS come to life! The play will have interactive elements, allowing the audience to meet Mary Shelley, author of the famous Gothic novel, and her real-life friend Isabel, daughter of a local jute baron, as she fuels her imagination in the City of Discovery. In association with DeeCAP.
Free but ticketed, visit the FRANKENSTEIN BEGINS eventbrite page to book.

This event is associated with the Frankenstein Begins: A Comic Workshop and Exhibition on display at The McManus Art Gallery & Museum, which will be launched on Saturday 21 November, 2-5pm.

Part of the Mary Shelley’s Dundee series of events running as part of the national Being Human Festival.
The FRANKENSTEIN BEGINS is by Chris Murray and Norrie Millar.