Do join us at our next  LDC Event


Please note the change of venue

DATE: Monday 14 May 2018

TIME: 6.30pm-8.30pm



Nearest Tube: Chancery Lane


Emma Burleigh: Writer Illustrator and graphic novelist. Winner of the Laydeez do Comics Prize 2018.

Ottilie Hainsworth: Illustrator and graphic novelist. Author of “Talking to Gina” (2017, Myriad Editions)

Book your place here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/14-may-2018-laydeez-do-comics-tickets-45159375909

Future London LDC Dates

Monday 11 June

Monday 9 July

Monday 13 August –  Summer Special  at The Jewish Museum, Camden Town, more details to follow

Monday 10 September

Monday 8 October

Monday 12 November



Meetings are held on Mondays (approx 4 a year) – no need to book just turn up
Venue: Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds LS2 7EQ
Time: 6.30-9.30pm

Cost: £1.50 donation
Run by Louise Crosby
contact: laydeezdocomicsleeds@gmail.com

NEXT MEETING: Monday 30 April  

  1. Oliver East – Artist – Talking about his recent book The Lanky which tells the stories of people who lived on the Lancaster Canal. He will also talk about Take me back to Manchester, based on the true story an elephant being walked from Edinburgh to Manchester in 1872 olivereast.art
  2. Dawson Varughese – Researchertalking about Indian women’s graphic narratives published since the millennium www.beyondtyepostcolonial.com

Starts 6.30pm prompt Ends 8.45 pm (approx)
All welcome (mixed event)
Entry: £1.50 No need to book

Wharf Chambers
23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds, LS2 7EQ
Wheelchair accessible

Please spread the word and let others know.

Leeds LDC DATES FOR 2018

March 5th
April 30th
October 22nd



Venue: Varies – we’re like a travelling circus!

Join the Facebook Group for updates.
Run by: Charlotte Bailey & Sammy Borras
Contact: ldcbirmingham@gmail.com
£1 Optional Donation ❤

NEXT MEETING: To be announced




To champion and support the work of cartoonists, comics artists and graphic novelists whose work focuses on the drama of the everyday.

But what IS Laydeez do Comics (LDC)? 

Laydeez do Comics is like a combination between a book club
and a series of TED talks
(Julie Davis Art Animal, a women’s art magazine, 2013)

Laydeez do Comics is a female-led but not female-only unique graphic novel forum that meets monthly in London. We host guests to speak about their work with a focus on comic works based on life narrative, and the everyday.


The steering is UK based, and we operate as an unincorporated voluntary organisation with six committee members who are: Charlotte Bailey, Rachael Ball, Wallis Eates, Louise Crosby, Sarah Lightman and Nicola Streeten. We have satellite branches around the globe, For more head to our “About” page.

The Laydeez Prize 2018

We are delighted to announce our Laydeez do Comics award 2018 winner is
Emma Burleigh. Congratulations Emma!

emma burleigh

Here she is off to the tube with her big cheque. Thank you
to everyone who was part of our inaugural festival on Saturday 24 March.

team and shortlistHere’s the line up of shortlisted artists with the Laydeez do Comics team
Left to right back row: Emily Haworth-Booth, Emma Burleigh, Sarah Ushurhe, Cathy Brett, Rebecca K. Jones, Akhila Krishnan.
Left to right front row: Louise Crosby, Rachael Ball, Sarah Lightman, Nicola Streeten, Wallis Eates, Charlotte Bailey.

We would like to thank Arts Council England for supporting the activity to enable the first Laydeez Day Festival to take place. We would also like to thank everyone who supported and backed the crowdfunding campaign that made the first Laydeez do Comics Prize to take place in 2018. 

To sign up for monthly emails of LDC news and other opportunities fill in the form below. For Birmingham and/ or Leeds meeting please also sign up for the local emails via the groups’ contact above.

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