DATE: January 14th 2019
VENUE: The Koppel Project Hive Gallery
26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AT
Nearest Tube: Chancery Lane
Karrie Fransman, Comics artist and visual storyteller
“The House That Groaned”, “Over, Under, Sideways, Down” and “Death of the Artist”
Rebecca K. Jones, Illustrator and comics artist
“Lazy Sunday, “Boomerang” and “Silent Disco”
Places are free please book in advance:
Laydeez do Comics
Professional Development Workshops
6 workshops will run from Jan 12 to Jan 26 2019 each Saturday morning and afternoon
at the john Harvard library in Borough.
Early bird tickets are available until the 28 of November. Each ticket will go up in price by a minimum of £5 per ticket after this date.
These workshops are designed to help Cartoonists, Graphic Novelists and Illustrators develop essential skills to progress their careers in the modern world.
The workshops will be run by Hannah Berry, Nicola Streeten, Karrie Fransman, Simone Lia, Amber Zeppelin and Gemma Selzer. Leading cartoonists and professionals who will share their wisdom and experience in order to help you further your career. Each of the workshops have been kept affordable in order to benefit the most artists possible.
Early bird prices of £25 a ticket or £135 for 6 tickets is available until the 28 of November.
Read the review about the Laydeez Day Festival 2018 by Isobel Rafferty and Esme Bow MacLean https://laydeezdocomics.wordpress.com/blog/
“The Inking Woman” is published!
Nicola Streeten & Cath Tate
Hear Nicola and Cath talking about it on Woman’s Hour
NEWS, EVENTS, OPPORTUNITIES
RABBIT ROAD PRESS
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 https://www.rabbitsroadpress.com/new-events/
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 http://oomk.net/manifesto.html. The new website has been designed by web wizard Abeera Kamran.
Draw The Line Crowdfunder
Draw The Line enters its next phase – as a book
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 https://issuu.com/happinessdragon
Please contact Sarah McNicol: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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:
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: http://nottinghamdoescomics.co.uk/upcoming/
OTHER COMICS BUSINESS
Rachael Ball‘s graphic novel WOLF (Self Made Hero) is out!
It’s a mysterious story about childhood bereavement and is set in the 70’s.
It’s getting great reviews! To read more or buy a copy go to-
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!
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:
Alex Fitch hosts a regular comics slot on Resonance 104.4 FM (London)
streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com
podcast after broadcast at
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…
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 email@example.com or visit www.whycomics.org
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow us on Twitter @Laydeezdocomics to keep up to date with our events
‘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
No booking required – All welcome
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
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: email@example.com 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