DATE: Monday 3 September  2018
TIME: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Nearest Tube: Chancery Lane

Dr Ian Hague, Dr Ian Horton and  Dr Nina Mickwitz
London College of Communications, University of the Arts, London
presenting Violence in comics

Tim Atkins Poet and comic artist

Places are free please book in advance:

Future London LDC Dates 2018
Monday 8 October
Thursday 25 October – LDC Stand Up Launch
Monday 12 November


Read the review about the Laydeez Day  Festival by Isobel Rafferty and Esme Bow MacLean

“The Inking Woman” is published!

Nicola Streeten & Cath Tate

Hear Nicola and Cath talking about it on Woman’s Hour


28 March – 2 September 2018
50 Glorious Shows! A celebration of British cartoons and comics.
The Cartoon Museum, London

In February 2018, the Cartoon Museum celebrated twelve years at 35 Little Russell Street, during which time it has put on 50 exhibitions of cartoons, comics, caricature, graphic novels and animation. 50 Glorious Shows!is the museum’s 51st exhibition at Little Russell Street, and will feature highlights from all the site’s previous exhibitions. It will also showcase many of the wonderful cartoon and comic artworks which the museum has acquired for the collection during that period.


Curriulum, the @RabbitsRdPresspublic programmehas been launched! Check out the workshops and talks featuring @thewhitepube, Publication Studio, Abbas Zahedi, @s_afka, @plantain_papers limited places, sign up now 

OOMK 6 is on sale here and in IRL shops: Magculture, South London Gallery, Books Peckham, Camden Arts Centre, and La Biblioteca (Sheffield). 
OOMK Manifesto is finally URL The  new website has been designed by web wizard Abeera Kamran

Studio M13, Somerset House Studios
Strand, London WC2R 1LA

25 May – 23 Sep 2018, 10:00am – 6:00pm
HOUSE OF ILLUSTRATION Enid Marx: Print, Pattern and Popular Art

Enid Marx (1902-1998) textile designer, printmaker and illustrator who, alongside her contemporaries Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, defined mid-­20th century design.  She is best known today for her industrial textiles for the London Transport Board and wartime Utility Furniture Scheme.
Saturday 2 June 2018, 12 midday
The Inking Women
Nicola Streeten, Cath Tate and artist Henny Beaumont in discussion.
Stoke Newington Literary Festival

Ryan’s Bar
Saturday 9 June, 11am-6pm
Crouch End Comic Arts Festival (CECAF)

Earl Haig Hall, 18 Elder Avenue, London N8
Friday 15 June 2018, 6.30-7.45pm
Laydeez do Comics Special
Nicola Streeten, Cath Tate and artist Rachael Ball in discussion

Greenwich Book Festival
The Edinburgh Room
19 June 2018, 6-8pm
Olivier Kugler Escaping Wars and Waves book launch

The Print House Gallery,
18 Ashwin Road, London E8 3DL

Thursday 21 June 2018, 7-8pm
The Inking Woman: 250 Years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain, with Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate

As part of feminist book fortnight
Five Leaves Bookshop
14a Long Row, Nottingham

Friday 22 June 2018, 7.15-8.15pm
Women Cartoonists and Comic Artists

Nicola Streeten, Cath Tate, editors of The Inking Woman, and artist Kate Charlesworth discuss the history and politics of women’s comics.

British Library, London
Book here
27-29 June 2018
Retro!Time, Memory, Nostalgia
The Ninth International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference 2018

Venue: BU Executive Business Centre, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth BH8 8EB

5 July 2018, 6.30pm
Myriad Editions First Graphic Novel Prizegiving
Venue: Hodge Jones and Allen
Basement Bar
180 North Gower Street



14 July 12-6pm
South London Comic & zine Fair (SLCZF)
Focusing on self & micro publishing.
Stanley Halls, South Norwood, SE25 6AB
Nearest Station Norwood Junction
21-22 July, 10am-6pm
Process! Festival
Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA

23-27 July-2018
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Drawing Comics and Graphic Novels Summer School

Come and make comics in Shoreditch this summer with Emily Haworth-Booth, an LDC Prize shortlisted artist at the Royal Drawing School this July! 

Royal Drawing School

 19-22 Charlotte Road
London EC2A 3SG

Cost £325

28 July 2018 2-3.30pm
Jewish Museum, London
Autobiographical Comic Book Workshop with Dr Sarah Lightman 
Learn how you can tell your own story through words and images. 
Book your space: 020 7284 7384 /

6 – 10 August
1 week intensive Summer School
‘Graphic Novel Your Life’  with Rachael Ball
HOUSE OF ILLUSTRATIONThe Inflatable Woman (Bloomsbury) A Guardian Best Graphic Novel 2015  & WOLF (Arts council funded tbp : Self Made Hero Sept 2018)
On this highly structured five-day course you will brainstorm, write and script your life story and create a professionally finished dummy sample for a publisher submission. This course will give you the tool kit you need to create a fantastic graphic novel.
Get professional feedback on making a pitch to a publisher. A highly creative and inspirational week.

17-23 September 2018
Thought Bubble

Saturday 6 October 2018
Bristol Zine Fair
The Station, Silver St, Bristol

12-14 October 2018
Lakes International Comics Art Festival


28 April-15 June 2018

Draw The Line Crowdfunder
Draw The Line enters its next phase – as a book

Web link


Support Wallis Eates!
Laydeez do Comics invaluable team member Wallis Eates’ “Like an Orange” is a collaborative graphic novel about brain injury survivors incorporating their words and pictures. It will be published by Unbound and is currently crowdfunding. Make a pledge to support this excellent project.

‘Sta1ker’ film campaign: Psychological thriller/cartoon


Sarah Mc’ Nicol has created-‘Graphic Lives: telling Bangladeshi migrant women’s stories through graphic narratives’
This project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has enabled a group of women from to produce their own multimedia story using photographs, drawings and text. Each of the women had produced her own comic about her journey from Bangladeshi and her life in Greater Manchester today. You can download all the comics and read more about the project at:
There are also versions for reading online at
Please contact Sarah McNicol:; 0161 247 5104 if you would like to know more about the project.


London Graphic Novel Network
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Marylebone Graphic Novel Club
First Wednesday of the month
6:30pm – 7:45pm
Marylebone Library, 54 Beaumont Street, London W1G 6DW
Marylebone Library Graphic Novel Club. An opportunity for new readers and veterans of the medium to meet, discuss and share knowledge and opinions on anything related to the Graphic Novels.

Cartoon County Brighton Monthly Events:
All welcome.
New venue: The Southern Belle, 3, Waterloo Street, Hove, from6.30pm onward guest from 7pm. Free, all comics creators and aficionados welcome.

Comica Social Club, London
Last Wednesdays of the month 6-9pm

Process at Gosh!

First Wednesday of every month, 7pm
‘Gosh, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR

Nottingham Does Comics
See website for details:


Rachael Ball is currently completing her graphic novel WOLF (Self Made Hero.) It’s a story about childhood bereavement and is set in the 70’s:
There is also a page called Time Box (linked to the Wolf site),
that she is inviting people to get involved in
Time Box is a place for anyone who have lost somebody to post or read something which may comfort them or talk to other people about loss. You can post something creative like a poem, a sketch or cartoon or simply post something you have found that helped you whilst grieving and may help someone else too:

Cartoonist Ella Bucknall launches the first of its kind a zine devoted to political cartoons by women, issue one available now
Ink Magazine by Steff Humm

A subscription digital magazine. Sign up right away so you don’t miss out!
Brigantia Comic

Melissa Trender and Chris Mole are running a Kickstarter campaign to promote their comic. It’s based on real British mythology and centres around a very interesting heroine. It looks fantastic and well worth supporting!!
“Chronicles of Star Frontiers” by Ivana Vojtovych
Her team launched this project on Indiegogo on the 8 September: : ups/175109816195400

Panel Borders

Alex Fitch hosts a regular comics slot on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)
streamed at
podcast after broadcast at

Broken Frontier
Andy Oliver’s Small Pressganged column on Broken Frontier showcases self-published, micropublished and altcomics.

Make it then tell everybody

An excellent podcast created by Dan Berry, who hosts conversations

with all our favourite comics people. Always a good listen…

Why Comics?
provides innovative educational resources, embedded with multimedia (such as maps, news articles and videos). Each resource is accompanied by national-curriculum lesson plans for various subjects.

For more information email or visit


Learn more about the growing comic scene of the ex-Yugoslavia region. Comics, graphic novels, biographies and reviews can be read here for free.
The monthly web magazine has a new strand called Picture Stories that showcases graphic novels and other illustrated books.
They also welcome submissions of works-in-progress.
Contact: Alternative Press A collective of artists dedicated to encouraging creativity through self-publishing, zine-making, and beyond.
Follow us on Twitter @Laydeezdocomics to keep up to date with our events

Abstract Comics

‘Call out to creators of abstract comics who want to share their work with other like-minded people. Abstract comics are wordless abstract books, mini-comics, zines and wall-hung artworks that use Comics conventions to present abstract, subject matter across a series of panels and pages with the intention of creating a narrative rhythm, rather than an identifiable story.
See Abstract Comics: the Anthology by Andrei Molotiu (2009). 
Kym Tabulo is the author of
The Drift of Impure Thoughts – an abstract Graphic Novel (2014)
and What Would Paul Klee Say – an abstract comics book (2016) at

Women in Comics

Maura McHugh began compiling a list of Women working in Comics in 2011. Read more about how the list has evolved here:
If you want to be added to the list, please contact Maura McHugh via her website including the following essential information: your name, web site address,and publication you have appeared in.
A publication is necessary to appear on the list, and web comics are acceptable.

The Marie Duval Archive
Marie Duval was one of the most unusual, pioneering and boisterous cartoonists of the nineteenth century. This archive offers for scrutiny high resolution scans of as much of Duval’s published work as possible, organised according to date and details of publication.

The Marie Duval Archive is a partnership project of Chester University, Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London and Guildhall Library, supported by an Arts and Humanities Research Council Early Career Award.

The beautiful book Marie Duval is also now out! (Myriad Editions)
Simon Grennan, Roger Sabin and Julian Waite
Laydeez Do Comics Czech Republic:
Tereza Drahonovska has been running the Laydeez do comics branch in the Czech Republic for the past year.Take a look at her Laydeez blog. Such beautiful work!
And so exciting that Laydeez keeps on growing across the world.

Also Teresa’s LDC Prague Symposium – Gender:Redefined
7 Amazing Czech Female Graphic Novelists.
Meets bi-monthly on Mondays
Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds LS2 7EQ
Entry: £1.50
No booking required – All welcome
Wheelchair accessible
Run by Louise Crosby
Next meeting: Monday 30 April
Starts 6.30pm prompt Ends 8.45 pm (approx)
Please spread the word and let others know.
B Future Leeds meetings for 2018
30th April
22nd October
3rd December
Venue: The Victoria Pub
48 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN
(down the road from Birmingham New Street)
Meetings are held bi-monthly, £1 donation

Run by : Charlotte Bailey
Contact: for dates

LDC Brum Anthology On Sale
To celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of Birmingham Laydeez do Comics next meeting,
we published an anthology, themed ‘Hometown’.
It is a fantastic read & all proceeds go towards reimbursing artists & guest speakers
at future LDC meet ups! To purchase the Birmingham’s very own anthology,​
60 pages, 14 artists £5.99 each