Next London meeting:

DATE: Monday 11 June 2018

TIME: 7.30pm-9pm

VENUE:  Gosh! 1 Berwick Street, London, W1F 0DR

Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Road


Jeeti Singh:
Artist, illustrator and graphic novelist

Janette Parris: Artist and creator of Arch Comic


The event is free to attend but please book your place

Future London LDC Dates
Monday 9 July
Monday 13 August – Summer Special at The Jewish Museum, Camden Town, more details to follow
Monday 10 September
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


Sunday 29 April 2018, 1.30-3.30pm
London Graphic Novel Network CIC presents:
The Inking Woman: In conversation with Nicola Streeten & Cath Tate
Discussing 250 years of Women Cartoon and Comic Artists in Britain
Peckham Pod 2, Peckham Library 122 Peckham Hill St, SE15 5JR

Free, book your place here:


LEEDS 30th April 2018


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

2. E. Dawson Varughese – Researcher – talking about Indian women’s graphic narratives published since the millennium worldlits.

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

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.
15 April – 24 June 2018
10 week (Sunday) (no class on 20 May).
‘Introduction to Creating Graphic Novels’ with Carol Adlam

Gain from the experience of this top talented cartoonist and workshop teacher Shortlisted in the World Illustration Award 2016/ 2015
Graphic Novels Thinking Room (2017); Amy in Love (2016); Ministry of Women (2016); Suzanne’s Story (2015); The New Wipers Times (2014
In this friendly and informal intro to the fundamentals of visual storytelling, Carol will take you through all the steps you need to create your own short graphic novel.

April/May Workshops and Activity from OOMK

Old Manor Park Library, 835 Romford Rd, London E12 5JY
For more info visit:

Open Access will run on the following Wednesdays from 2-7pm: April: 25th, 28th
May: 2nd, (closed May 9th), 16th, 23rd, 30th

OOMK technicians offer individuals free 1:1 inductions any time during the drop-in hours. An induction session will introduce users to the workspace and equipment. More info here.

Saturday 21- Sunday 22 April
Print Matters: Make a Newspaper

Spread over the Design Museum and Rabbits Road Press, Print Matters is a two-day creative publication making session with Rose Nordin and Sofia Niazi from OOMK.

Inspired by the ways our trust in graphic media and news has changed in recent years, participants will be involved in creating and riso-printing their own collaborative newspaper.

More info and booking here.

RRP at Old Manor Park Library Open Studios
Satuday 28 April, 11-4pm
Rabbits Road Press will be running a free drop-in risograph printing workshop from 12-3pm as part of Old Manor Park Library Open Studios.
Come and meet our neighbors as they open their studios to the public. No booking required, just pop-in for a free 1:1 risograph printing induction.

Launch 12 May (online and IRL)
New RRP Shop: Buy and Sell Work

We’re opening a shop! As part of our plan to make Rabbits Road Press a sustainable local arts space we’ll be opening a shop packed with zines, posters and art prints, all produced at the press.

The shop will launch online and IRL in the press on the 12th May RRP Open Day. We’re buying work, so if you’re interested in selling through the shop please get in contact. Print by Zarah Halepota.

Saturday 12 May
OOMK Open Day

Rabbits Road Press
A Free day of printing fun and art chat as we launch the Rabbits Road Press Spring/Summer 2018 Public Programme!

Come along and see what happens at Rabbits Road Press, celebrate the work that has been produced and find out how you can get involved.

2-5pm Drop-in Risograph printing workshop with Sahra Hersi and Rosalie Schweiker
6pm Show and Tell: Projects produced at Rabbits Road Press.
7pm Curriculum: Presentation of RRP public programme.
Pick up the RRP Spring/Summer programme, look at an exhibition of selected work produced at RRP and check out the new RRP shop which will be open for business!
For more info visit:
Old Manor Park Library, 835 Romford Rd, London E12 5JY

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

16 May 2018, 7:00pm

In Conversation with Christy Burdock

Illustrator in Residence, taking us behind the scenes of her exhibition

Christy Burdock: The People in the Gallery.
Christy’s work captures closed communities that might not normally find themselves in the limelight. Christy will talk us through her six month residency at the House of Illustration. A process which involves close observation of a group followed by a visual interpretation of the people and patterns she sees.
House of Illustration’s annual residency is the only UK residency for illustrators and graphic artists. It is generously supported by The Barbara and Philip Denny Charitable Trust.

22 May – 19 June 2018 Tuesdays 6.30- 9pm
A 5 week intensive evening course:
Planning an Illustrated Children’s Book with Rachael Ball
The Art Academy, Borough.

Sign up if you want help finding making your own children’s book
Learn how to create a wonderful page turning story with visual characters and a storyboard. All in a friendly and relaxed setting.
Early booking recommended

25 May – 23 Sep 2018, 10:00am – 6:00pm

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 9 June, 11am-6pm

Crouch End Comic Arts Festival (CECAF)
Earl Haig Hall, 18 Elder Avenue, London N8

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

Details here:

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
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

The 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.
Saturday 6 October 2018

Bristol Zine Fair
The Station, Silver St, Bristol


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