LONDON 2017 Dates
Monday 13 March 2017, 7-9pm
Pru Stevenson and Suzy Mackie: artists and co-founders of See Red Women’s Worskhop (1974-1990)
Jane Glynn: illustrator and creator of graphic stories and animations
VENUE: House of Illustration
2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH
Nearest Tube: Kings Cross
Places are free but must be booked in advance:
Venue: Varies – we’re like a travelling circus!
Upcoming Birmingham dates:
Thursday 9th MARCH 2017
Venue: Waterstones, 2nd Floor, Bull Ring, High St, Birmingham B4 7SL
(This venue is wheelchair friendly & free, with a cafe on site)
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Lucy Bergonzi is an illustrator and arts facilitator with a background in the voluntary and community sector. In 2015 she began illustrating for Books Beyond Words, who publish picture-led books for people with learning disabilities. She is also currently collaborating with Mencap, to produce an anthology of work created by learning disabled writers and artists. Lucy’s website is www.lucybergonzi.co.uk.
Yen Quach is a self-taught artist with a keen focus on character design, illustration and comics. She started the #draweveryday project in 2013 and hasn’t missed a day yet. Will very rarely be found without a sketchbook or other drawing implement on her person, might come from the moon. Website is www.yendraws.com and is on social media as @yendraws
Rees Finley, editor of Damn Dirty Comics (a UK based independent comics and magazine publisher), will be presenting his most recent work. The Blue Flame: An Autobiography is 4 years in the making, and is a 120+ page autobiographic of Rees Finlay. He makes comics……or at least he used to, following a tragic accident his leg barely works, everyone he ever loved has gone and his passion is lost. Described as somewhere between ‘Fight Club’ and ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, The Blue Flame explores love, loss, guilt and what it means to battle your demons.
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! Get your copy at http://ldcbrum.bigcartel.com/
Monday, 5th June 2017 *~*The Birmingham Comics Festival Special*~*
Venue: The Green Room Cafe (opposite The Hippodrome)
Guest Speakers: to be confirmed
CHICAGO visit the designated website for updates about future meetings
Meetings are held bi-monthly on Mondays – no need to book just turn up
Venue: Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds LS2 7EQ
Cost: £1.50 donation
Run by Louise Crosby
20th Feb 2017 – 6.30pm Wharf Chambers
RAVI THORTON – talking about HOAX a triology of artworks telling the true story of a young man from Manchester, his poetry, life and death with schizophrenia.
- HOAX My Lonely Heart – musical,
- HOAX Psychosis Blues – graphic novel,
- HOAX – Our Right to Hope – narrative APP
www.hoaxorth.com (the musical is now booking for April/May – details on the Hoax
website – price includes the book and App)
JAMES McKAY – (Artist and project manager) – Talking about ‘A Dream of a Low Carbon Future’ a graphic novel exploring the future of the UK – about how we deal with climate change and build a sustainable, low carbon society.
James Mckay will explain how the project worked and what it meant to combine comic and sci-fi art with complex scientific ideas and controversies!
Attendees at the event can take home a FREE copy of the 100 page colour graphic novel.
Further dates in 2017 to be announced soon.
Venue: The Cartoon Museum, 655 Mission Street, www.cartoonart.org