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 unique graphic novel forum with a focus on comic works based on life narrative, the drama of the domestic and the everyday.
Launched in July 2009 by artists Nicola Streeten and Sarah Lightman, it is the first women led graphic novel forum in the UK. Artists, academics, publishers and fans from around the world are invited to speak. It is a platform for people to test new works and ideas, where emerging artists present their work alongside more established practitioners. The evenings offer an inspiring experience in a social atmosphere for both those new to comics and those already immersed. Laydeez do Comics now has branches in Glasgow, Bristol, Leeds, Dublin, San Francisco and Chicago. Pop up events have also taken place in New York, Toronto, Glasgow and Brighton.
Please visit the Upcoming page for details of venues, dates, times and guests at the branches. Please visit the Blog page to enjoy the rich and varied documentation of our UK meetings provided by our guest bloggers at each event. The international branches have designated sites where they host their own blog documentation.
We send out a monthly email newsletter with details of Laydeez do comics forthcoming meetings and also recommendations of events and opportunities. To be added to our mailing list email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “add to mailing list” in the subject line.